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 He Zhang*,Yu-ru Xu and Hao-peng Cai.Using CFD Software to Calculate Hydrodynamic Coefficients[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2010,(2):149-155.
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Using CFD Software to Calculate Hydrodynamic Coefficients


Using CFD Software to Calculate Hydrodynamic Coefficients
He Zhang* Yu-ru Xu and Hao-peng Cai
He Zhang* Yu-ru Xu and Hao-peng Cai
Key Laboratory of Science and Technology for National Defense of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Applications of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) to the maritime industry continue to grow with the increasing development of computers. Numerical approaches have evolved to a level of accuracy which allows them to be applied for hydrodynamic computations in industry areas. Hydrodynamic tests, especially planar-motion-mechanism (PMM) tests are simulated by CFD software –FLUENT, and all of the corresponding hydrodynamic coefficients are obtained, which satisfy the need of establishing the simulation system to evaluate maneuverability of vehicles during the autonomous underwater vehicle scheme design stage. The established simulation system performed well in tests.


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