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Draft: thruster interactions on autonomous underwater vehicles

Palmer, Alistair R., Hearn, Grant E. and Stevenson, Peter (1970) Draft: thruster interactions on autonomous underwater vehicles At 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2009). 31 May - 05 Jun 2009.

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Autonomous underwater vehicles are a developing technology capable of undertaking a wide variety of different tasks. The development of these vehicles is aided by the use of simulations of their performance. For simulations to calculate the response of these vehicles to different situations and control strategies requires accurate modelling of the propulsion and control devices employed.

Simulations of underwater vehicles tend to employ models of the dynamic performance of the thrusters employed however the simulations neglect some of the hydrodynamic interaction effects. These interaction effects include thruster – hull and thruster – thruster interactions similar to those encountered on dynamic positioning surface vessels. This paper assesses these effects for autonomous underwater vehicles and, where appropriate, suggests models for use in simulations.

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Published date: 1 January 1970
Venue - Dates: 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2009), 2009-05-31 - 2009-06-05
Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicle, thruster interaction, tunnel thruster, simulation and modelling
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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Date deposited: 26 May 2010 14:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:46

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Author: Alistair R. Palmer
Author: Grant E. Hearn
Author: Peter Stevenson

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