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Auto-pitch wing-in-ground effect oscillating foils for marine propulsion


Wang, J and Liu, P and Chin, C and He, G, Auto-pitch wing-in-ground effect oscillating foils for marine propulsion, Proceedings of the 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 11-16 October 2020, Shanghai, China, pp. 3544-3550. ISBN 978-1-880653-84-5 (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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An auto-pitch wing-in-ground effect oscillating foil propulsor (APWIGs) is numerically modelled by means of an unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes solver. Locomotion of the biplane configuration is characterized as actively heaving motion in counterphase and passively pitching motion based on hydro-elastic moment. A comprehensive computation of propulsive properties for APWIGs as a function of frequency ratio and advance coefficient is performed. A consistently high propulsive efficiency is produced by APWIGs using a frequency ratio within the range of 1.1 to 1.4. It was found that the operation of APWIGs has an independence of forward speed within current parametric space.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:hydro-elasticity, fluid-structure interaction, wing-inground effect, marine propulsion
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Wang, J (Mr Jiadong Wang)
UTAS Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
ID Code:141278
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2020-10-09
Last Modified:2020-12-18

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