Accession Number:

ADA609827

Title:

Application of Hydrodynamics and Dynamics Models for Efficient Operation of Modular Mini-AUVs in Shallow and Very-Shallow Waters

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal of this research is to contribute to efficient design and operation of mini Autonomous Underwater Vehicles mini-AUVs in wave-energetic shallow and very-shallow waters based on rigorous dynamic and hydrodynamic analyses and modeling of underwater vehicles. The objective of the research is to carry out nonlinear dynamics and hydrodynamics analyses of small and modular mini-AUVs and determine the vehicle-stability, -maneuverability and motion response for a range of missions, vehicle-configurations and sea states, and thereby contribute to improving the efficacy and reliability of modular AUVs.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE