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The use of computational fluid dynamics to assess the hull resistance of concept autonomous underwater vehicles

Phillips, A.B., Furlong, Maaten and Turnock, Stephen R. (2007) The use of computational fluid dynamics to assess the hull resistance of concept autonomous underwater vehicles At OCEANS 2007 - Europe. 18 - 21 Jun 2007. , pp. 1292-1297. (doi:10.1109/OCEANSE.2007.4302434).

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Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV’s) provide an important tool for collecting detailed scientific information from the oceans depths. The hull resistance of an AUV is an important factor in determining the powering requirements and range of the vehicle. This paper discusses the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to determine the hull resistance of three existing AUV’s, of differing shape and size. The predictions are compared with available experimental data and good agreement found. This work has demonstrated that with use of suitable shape parameterisation it is possible to carry out concept design evaluation using a RANS flow solver.

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Published date: 18 June 2007
Venue - Dates: OCEANS 2007 - Europe, 2007-06-18 - 2007-06-21
Keywords: auv, concept design, cfd
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


Local EPrints ID: 47125
ISBN: 9781424406357
PURE UUID: 7cd63069-21d0-4bb7-9b9d-639aac885713
ORCID for Stephen R. Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:04

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