Modeling and simulation of an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for surveillance and inspection of port facilities using CFD tools

Raúl A. Valencia, Juan A. Ramírez, Luis B. Gutiérrez, Manuel J. García

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This article presents theoretical and computational studies with Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) tools of an Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), required to obtain reliable visual information, used for surveillance and maintenance of ship shells and underwater structures of Colombian port facilities. The thrust force is analyzed at the operational conditions by using CFD tools (FLUENT™, CFX™, COSMOSFLOW™) and the information about forces, torques and power of the vehicle's thrusters is obtained. The commercial propellers were modeled by using a reverse engineering process with a 3D scanner and Computer Aided Design (CAD) software (RAPIDFORM™). The results obtained with the CFD package allowed to evaluate several operating scenarios of the vehicle that are used for feedback purposes in the design process of the ROV before it be manufactured.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2008 Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2008
Páginas329-338
Número de páginas10
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2008
Publicado de forma externa
Evento27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2008 - Berlin, Alemania
Duración: 9 jun. 200813 jun. 2008

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volumen4

Conferencia

Conferencia27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2008
País/TerritorioAlemania
CiudadBerlin
Período9/06/0813/06/08

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