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CFD modelling and validation of an AUV undergoing variable accelerations


Kim, H and Leong, ZQ and Ranmuthugala, D and Forrest, A, CFD modelling and validation of an AUV undergoing variable accelerations, Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 15-20 June 2014, Busan, Korea, pp. 436-443. ISSN 1098-6189 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper presents an investigation into the capability of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as a tool to predict the forces and moments acting on an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) under prescribed lateral and angular acceleration manoeuvres (i.e. pure sway and pure yaw). The obtained CFD predictions were validated through Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) utilising a captive model fitted to a Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism (HPMM). The present investigation will contribute to the prediction of linear force and moment coefficients for the development of control system algorithms for underwater vehicles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Kim, H (Mr Howan Kim)
UTAS Author:Leong, ZQ (Dr Zhi Leong)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Forrest, A (Dr Alexander Forrest)
ID Code:94400
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-09-09
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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