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RANS Simulation for the Maneuvering and Control of a Suboff Submarine Model

Jinyu Ren, Dezhi Xu, Jing Xu*

Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Wuhan Technical College of Communications, Wuhan, 430065, China

* Corresponding Author: Jing Xu. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: EFD and Heat Transfer II)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2020, 16(3), 561-572.


Submarine maneuverability has been analyzed by means of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This approach provides an alternative, accurate, and cost-effective method for simulating actual flow. The numerical results show that the numerical simulation of the viscous flow related to a moving submarine based on the RANS equation with a relevant turbulence model can not only provide rich flow field details such as flow separation, but also accurately predict its hydrodynamic performance. The present study indicates that CFD can be used to forecast the submarine’s maneuverability in the initial design stage. The present results will be used in the future as a basis for analyzing methods to reduce the vibration and noise generated by the submarine.


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Ren, J., Xu, D., Xu, J. (2020). RANS Simulation for the Maneuvering and Control of a Suboff Submarine Model. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 16(3), 561–572.


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