AUV Hull Shape Design Based on Desired Pressure Distribution

The role of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) is more important in the quest to reach the deep seas today than ever before. The hull shape of the AUV can differ depending on the special mission considered for the vehicle. Therefore, different types of algorithms for the body shape design of these kinds of vehicles are being developed every day. In the current work, a new procedure has been proposed for designing the body shape of an AUV. Using this method which is based on a desired pressure distribution, it is possible to obtain the desired hull shape design. Artificial neural network algorithm has been used for this purpose. Preliminary data for training and testing of the network have been obtained from Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulation of the flow around the body of Hydrolab500 AUV. In this regard, pressure distribution has been evaluated around each body by changing the nose and tail profile of AUV. The results obtained from this research indicate that a body correlated to the desired pressure can be designed properly.


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  • Accession Number: 01603172
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2016 9:20AM