Hydrodynamic manoeuvrability data of a flatfish type AUV

Christian Aage, Leif Wagner Smitt

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    Hydrodynamic manoeuvrability data of the flatfish type autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) “MARIUS” are presented. “MARIUS” was developed under the EC MAST Programme as a vehicle for seabed inspection and environmental surveys in coastal waters. The AUV has an overall length of 4.5 m and is driven by two propellers and four thrusters. The data comprise added mass and inertia coefficients, damping, lift and drag coefficients of the vehicle and its control surfaces, as well as resistance and propulsion characteristics. The hydrodynamic data have been determined by full scale tests, using a towing tank equipped with a planar motion mechanism. A few free-sailing tests have been carried out as well. Application of the data and possible improvements of the shape of the vehicle are discussed
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Oceans Engineering for Today's Technology and Tomorrow's Preservation
    VolumeVolume 3
    Publication date1994
    ISBN (Print)07-80-32056-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    EventOceans Engineering for Today's Technology and Tomorrow's Preservation - Brest, France
    Duration: 13 Sept 199416 Sept 1994


    ConferenceOceans Engineering for Today's Technology and Tomorrow's Preservation
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