Hydrodynamic Optimization of Hull Shape for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Chopra , Aman (2017) Hydrodynamic Optimization of Hull Shape for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). MTech thesis.

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In present times, aquatic robotics has emerged as an exciting and diversified arena with ample utilization of itself carrying out scientific, industrial and technological encroachment. In the advancement of underwater/aquatic robotics, one of the rapidly developed areas as a multidisciplinary field of research is the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). AUVs are the submerged vehicles which are utilized to carry out such tasks which can be hazardous and preventive for humans.
Applications of AUVs in various fields such as oceanographic research, underwater surveillance, ocean bed survey and many others are gaining importance in recent times. (AUVs) are very useful tools for human assistance. For the successful design of AUVs, there are various factors which are to be considered. Among which hull shape is one of the most influential factors because of the reason that the drag force encountered by the vehicle depends on it.
It is required to analyze the flow around the vehicle body repetitively with change of different parameters of hull shape design to carry out the optimized shape of vehicle body for minimization of drag, which results in low power consumption of long duration of missions. This research utilizes the CFD, as the current advancements in CFD have found remarkable applications in ship hull optimization.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Computational fluid dynamics (CFD); Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); Computer aided design (CAD)
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Industrial Design
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Industrial Design
ID Code:8960
Deposited By:Mr. Kshirod Das
Deposited On:24 Apr 2018 12:34
Last Modified:24 Apr 2018 12:34
Supervisor(s):Bisht, Dhananjay Singh

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