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Design of optimal control surfaces for underwater vehicles

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Date Issued:
1989
Summary:
This thesis presents a method for determining the optimal size and position of stabilizing fins and control surfaces for underwater vehicles. An interactive computer program predicts performance characteristics from calculated vehicle hydrodynamic coefficients. This program merges with a dynamic simulation that utilizes the characteristic coefficients of the design vehicle configuration. Example designs illustrate the procedure and general guidelines for the design of control surfaces. Simulated steady state maneuvers illustrate the performance criteria and confirm the application of the design and simulation software package.
Title: Design of optimal control surfaces for underwater vehicles.
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Name(s): Jenkin, Alan Paul.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Merry, Stephanie L., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 172 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents a method for determining the optimal size and position of stabilizing fins and control surfaces for underwater vehicles. An interactive computer program predicts performance characteristics from calculated vehicle hydrodynamic coefficients. This program merges with a dynamic simulation that utilizes the characteristic coefficients of the design vehicle configuration. Example designs illustrate the procedure and general guidelines for the design of control surfaces. Simulated steady state maneuvers illustrate the performance criteria and confirm the application of the design and simulation software package.
Identifier: 14533 (digitool), FADT14533 (IID), fau:11331 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1989.
Subject(s): Submersibles--Design and construction
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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