Comparisons of CFD Simulations and In-service Data for the Self Propelled Performance of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

@inproceedings{Phillips2009ComparisonsOC,
  title={Comparisons of CFD Simulations and In-service Data for the Self Propelled Performance of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle},
  author={Alexander B. Phillips and Stephen R. Turnock},
  year={2009}
}
A blade element momentum theory propeller model is coupled with a commercial RANS solver. This allows the fully appended self propulsion of the autonomous underwater vehicle Autosub 3 to be considered. The quasi-steady propeller model has been developed to allow for circumferential and radial variations in axial and tangential inflow. The non-uniform inflow is due to control surface deflections and the bow-down pitch of the vehicle in cruise condition. The influence of propeller blade Reynolds… CONTINUE READING