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Virtual planar motion mechanism tests of the autonomous underwater vehicle autosub

Phillips, A.B., Furlong, M. and Turnock, S.R. (2007) Virtual planar motion mechanism tests of the autonomous underwater vehicle autosub At STG-Conference / Lectureday "CFD in Ship Design". 26 Sep 2007. 8 pp.

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Hydrodynamic derivatives are used to model the manoeuvring performance of proposed and existing hull forms. A simple robust method, using unsteady RANS simulations is presented to numerically replicate the experimental PMM tests performed on a scale model of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Autosub. The method uses a body fitted inner domain to capture the unsteady flow. This body fitted mesh moves relative to a fixed outer domain via stretching/compressing cells at the interface. Detailed results for pure sway motion are presented and show good agreement for a relatively low computational cost. It is estimated that at the initial design stage a full set of manoeuvring derivatives could be found for an axis-symmetric AUV or submarine in under two days of simulation time using a desktop pc.

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Published date: September 2007
Venue - Dates: STG-Conference / Lectureday "CFD in Ship Design", 2007-09-26 - 2007-09-26
Keywords: autonomous underwater vehicle, computational fluid dynamics, planar motion mechanism tests, submerged body
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group


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ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 18 Oct 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:57

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Author: A.B. Phillips
Author: M. Furlong
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD

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