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caHydrodynamic analysis of flapping foils for the propulsion of near surface under water vehicles using the panel method

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2015
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This thesis presents two-dimensional hydrodynamic analysis of flapping foils for the propulsion of underwater vehicles using a source-vortex panel. Using a simulation program developed in MatLab, the hydrodynamic forces (such as the lift and the drag) as well as the propulsion thrust and efficiency are computed with this method. The assumptions made in the analysis are that the flow around a hydrofoil is two-dimensional, incompressible and inviscid. The analysis is first considered for the case of a deeply submerged hydrofoil followed by the case where it is located in shallow water depth or near the free surface. In the second case, the presence of the free surface and wave effects are taken into account, specifically at high and low frequencies and small and large amplitudes of flapping. The objective is to determine the thrust and efficiency of the flapping –foils under the influence of added effects of the free surface. Results show that the free-surface can significantly affect the foil performance by increasing the efficiency particularly at high Frequencies.
Title: caHydrodynamic analysis of flapping foils for the propulsion of near surface under water vehicles using the panel method.
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Name(s): Bustos, Julia, author
Ananthakrishnan, Palaniswamy, Thesis advisor
Dhanak, Manhar R., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 81 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents two-dimensional hydrodynamic analysis of flapping foils for the propulsion of underwater vehicles using a source-vortex panel. Using a simulation program developed in MatLab, the hydrodynamic forces (such as the lift and the drag) as well as the propulsion thrust and efficiency are computed with this method. The assumptions made in the analysis are that the flow around a hydrofoil is two-dimensional, incompressible and inviscid. The analysis is first considered for the case of a deeply submerged hydrofoil followed by the case where it is located in shallow water depth or near the free surface. In the second case, the presence of the free surface and wave effects are taken into account, specifically at high and low frequencies and small and large amplitudes of flapping. The objective is to determine the thrust and efficiency of the flapping –foils under the influence of added effects of the free surface. Results show that the free-surface can significantly affect the foil performance by increasing the efficiency particularly at high Frequencies.
Identifier: FA00004351 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2015.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Aerodynamics -- Mathematical models
Fluid mechanics
Naval architecture
Ships -- Aerodynamics
Steering gear
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