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Improvement Of Resistance And Wake Field Of An Underwater Vehicle By Optimising The Fin-Body Junction Flow With CFD

AuthorsToxopeus, S.L., Kuin, R.W.J., Kerkvliet, M., Hoeijmakers, H. and Nienhuis, B.
Conference/JournalOMAE ASME 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, CA
DateJun 8, 2014

In this paper, CFD is used to study the flow around submarine and to obtain insight in how to suppress the horseshoe vortex at the deck-sail junction. It is shown that quite significant improvements of the resistance as well as the wake quality can be obtained by properly designing the junction between the appendage and the hull.


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