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Development of an efficient general purpose cable model and simulation for marine applications

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Date Issued:
2002
Summary:
This work develops, a general numerical model and efficient integration routine to calculate the response of the underwater cable that connects the Lockheed Martin remote minehunting vehicle to its variable depth sensor. The general model is developed from continuous cable equations that are discretized using a finite element method with linear elements. The resulting discrete system of equations is nonlinear and stiff. Thus, we chose the implicit Generalized-alpha method to integrate these equations because it possess numerical dissipation. This integration routine is coded into a C++ based numerical simulation and the results and efficiency were compared with the results and efficiency of the Runge-Kutta method. Based on the validation test cases, Generalized-alpha method proved to be an efficient and reliable integration method for stiff equations governing the motion of underwater cables.
Title: Development of an efficient general purpose cable model and simulation for marine applications.
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Name(s): Radanovic, Branka.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Driscoll, Frederick R., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 148 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This work develops, a general numerical model and efficient integration routine to calculate the response of the underwater cable that connects the Lockheed Martin remote minehunting vehicle to its variable depth sensor. The general model is developed from continuous cable equations that are discretized using a finite element method with linear elements. The resulting discrete system of equations is nonlinear and stiff. Thus, we chose the implicit Generalized-alpha method to integrate these equations because it possess numerical dissipation. This integration routine is coded into a C++ based numerical simulation and the results and efficiency were compared with the results and efficiency of the Runge-Kutta method. Based on the validation test cases, Generalized-alpha method proved to be an efficient and reliable integration method for stiff equations governing the motion of underwater cables.
Identifier: 9780493722023 (isbn), 12910 (digitool), FADT12910 (IID), fau:9784 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2002.
Subject(s): Cables
Runge-Kutta formulas
Finite element method
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