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Author Liu, Peng ♦ Su, Yu min ♦ Liao, Yu lei
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Chinese Ocean Engineering Society
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2016
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword Wave Glide Propulsor (WGP) ♦ tandem asynchronous flapping foil (TAFF) ♦ CFD ♦ hydrodynamic experiments ♦ propulsion performance ♦ Offshore Engineering ♦ Oceanography ♦ Coastal Sciences ♦ Fluid- and Aerodynamics ♦ Marine & Freshwater Sciences ♦ Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
Abstract This paper introduces a newly developed Unmanned Wave Glide Vehicle (UWGV), which is driven only by extracting energy from gravity waves, and presents a comprehensive study on the propulsion performance of the UWGV’s propulsor―Wave Glide Propulsor (WGP) in a regular wave. By simplifying the WGP as six 2D tandem asynchronous flapping foils (TAFFs), a CFD method based on Navier–Stokes equations was first used to analyze the hydrodynamic performance of TAFFs with different parameters of non-dimensional wave length m and non-dimensional wave height n. Then, a series of hydrodynamic experiments were performed. The computational results agree well with the experimental results when n≤0.07 and both of them show the thrust force and input power of the WGP are larger at smaller m or larger n. By analyzing the flow field of TAFFs, we can see that a larger m is beneficial to the forming, merging and shredding of the TAFFs’ vortices; as TAFFs are arranged in tandem and have the same motions, the leading edge vortex and wake vortex of the TAFFs are meaningful for improving the thrust force of their adjacent ones.
ISSN 08905487
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-10-16
Publisher Place Nanjing
e-ISSN 21918945
Journal China Ocean Engineering
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 3
Page Count 14
Starting Page 393
Ending Page 406


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