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Mathematical formulation of body of revolution applied to AUV's shape

Rattanasiri, Pareecha and Wilson, P. A. (2010) Mathematical formulation of body of revolution applied to AUV's shape At The 3rd International Conference on Underwater System Technology. 10 pp.

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This paper summarises the investigation of the mathematical shape formulation that can be applied to the AUV’s hull-form. Firstly, a shape with rounded nose and rounded end is presented. The influence of independent variables towards a meridian shape is discussed. Body shapes of various parameters’ change are addressed. Secondly, the design of a hull shape can be divided into three sections, namely, forebody, midbody and afterboday. This allows to modelling a variety of hull’s shapes. It is a combination of different curves with different constraints. There are four choices of curves: rounded curve, pointed curve, cusped curve and flat face curve. The hull-form shaping by those lines’ equations later can be adopted for optimisation the low-drag hull shapes. This study can give a preliminary idea for the efficient design for AUV.

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Published date: November 2010
Venue - Dates: The 3rd International Conference on Underwater System Technology, 2010-11-01
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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Date deposited: 24 Sep 2010 12:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:29

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