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Performance Evaluation of an Underwater Vehicle Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller


Nguyen, HD and Niyomka, P and Binns, JR, Performance Evaluation of an Underwater Vehicle Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller, Proceedings of the 9th IFAC Conference of Control Applications in Marine Systems 2013, 17-20 September 2013, Osaka, Japan, pp. 167-172. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2013 IFAC

DOI: doi:10.3182/20130918-4-JP-3022.00023


This paper presents modelling and simulation of an underwater vehicle equipped with a collective and cyclic propeller (CCPP). A CCPP has been applied in helicopters and it generates both axial and side thrusts that move a helicopter in all directions. If axial and side thrusts of the CCPP are controlled as desired it is possible to apply the CCPP to an underwater vehicle. A new CCPP has been designed and fabricated for a torpedo shaped underwater vehicle. Captive experiments were conducted to quantify the performance of the CCPP. The paper reports recent development of an underwater vehicle equipped with the CCPP including design and fabrication of the experimental facility, conduct of experiments, modeling, performance of the CCPP and simulation of the vehicle propelled by the CCPP. © IFAC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Underwater vehicle, modelling, simulation and collective and cyclic pitch propeller
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HD (Dr Hung Nguyen)
UTAS Author:Niyomka, P (Mr Poowadol Niyomka)
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
ID Code:86757
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-10-18
Last Modified:2014-09-01
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