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Experimental study on inertial hydrodynamic behaviors of a complex remotely operated vehicle

Xu, S.J., Ma, Q.W. and Han, D.F. (2017). Experimental study on inertial hydrodynamic behaviors of a complex remotely operated vehicle. European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids, 65(Sept), pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2017.01.013


This paper presents an experimental study on inertial hydrodynamic behaviors of an open-frame remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that has a complex open-frame hull but a large capacity to hold more instruments on board than those of other ROVs. A 1:4 scaled model was tested by a vertical planar motion mechanism in a circulating water channel of Harbin Engineering University. The inertial coefficients, which can be used for the simulation of motions and therefore for the maneuverability of the ROV, were calculated. Particular attention was paid to discuss the properties of the cross-inertial coefficients, which are related to the inertial forces/moments induced by the motion in other directions.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: ROV; Inertial hydrodynamic coefficients; Model tests; PMM
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 15:22
Text - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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