Hydrodynamic performance of an alternative mast/snorkel for the DOLPHIN AUV

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Conference18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, June 3-7, 2001, St. John's, Newfoundland
AbstractThe DOLPHIN is a self-propelled semi-submersible vehicle that operates under but near the sea surface; typically one-third of the mast projects above the sea surface. As such, the hydrodynamic performance of the complete vehicle is affected by the hydrodynamic performance of the mast. The purpose of the mast is two=fold: to act as a streamlined fairing for the snorkel for the air-breathing Diesel engine, and to support the antenna that is used for communications with the vehicle. This paper examines the effect of the mast on the hydrodynamic performance of the vehicle and shows what improvements might potentially be possible through the use of an alternative mast design.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierIR-2001-36
NRC number6179
NPARC number8895887
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