Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 150–163

Modeling and testing of hydrodynamic damping model for a complex-shaped remotely-operated vehicle for control


DOI: 10.1007/s11804-012-1117-2

Cite this article as:
Chin, C. & Lau, M. J. Marine. Sci. Appl. (2012) 11: 150. doi:10.1007/s11804-012-1117-2


In this paper, numerical modeling and model testing of a complex-shaped remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) were shown. The paper emphasized the systematic modeling of hydrodynamic damping using the computational fluid dynamic software ANSYS-CFX™ on the complex-shaped ROV, a practice that is not commonly applied. For initial design and prototype testing during the developmental stage, small-scale testing using a free-decaying experiment was used to verify the theoretical models obtained from ANSYS-CFX™, Simulation results are shown to coincide with the experimental tests. The proposed method could determine the hydrodynamic damping coefficients of the ROV.


remotely-operated vehicle hydrodynamic damping ANSYS-CFX™ modeling simulation 

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© Harbin Engineering University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Marine Science and TechnologyUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneNewcastle upon TyneUK

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