Maneuvering Predictions for Submarine Configurations
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK APPLIED RESEARCH LAB
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Under a prior research effort entitled, Flow Around Maneuvering Appended Bodies the NSF Engineering Research Center at Mississippi State MSUERC and the Applied Research Laboratory at The Pennsylvania State University ARL developed a physics-based means of predicting the maneuvering characteristics of a self-propelled, fully-appended underwater vehicle. Subsequently, a follow-on project to extend the Initial capability was undertaken. This addresses many of the issues that remained at the conclusion of the original project Specific areas being addressed include 1 computation of flow at very high full-scale Reynolds number, 2 investigation of different grid topologies, 3 turbulence models studies, 4 effective use of parallel processing, and 5 depth-changing maneuvers. Subsequently, the follow-on effort was divided into two parts to allow consideration of classified configurations under a separate project.
- Submarine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics