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Implementation of Hydrodynamic Protuberances in the Design of Stabilizing Blades in a Human-Powered Submarine

  • Bryant E. Castañeda
  • Jorge Romero
  • Mariana Silva-OrtegaEmail author
  • Aldo Barradas
  • Mariano A. Hernández
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Abstract

The humpback whale is one of the marine mammals with great capacity for maneuverability despite its large size; this is due to the peculiar shape of its fins and long in proportion to the length of its body and it shows undulations in the front. Searching for optimization of naval structures, engineers have tried to implement these protuberances to try to achieve the effects granted by the characteristics of the fins, it is estimated that the tubercles or undulations can provide less resistance to the advancement of the body. “Arcangello” is the submarine developed by the naval engineering education program of the Universidad Veracruzana. The project is designed and realized for participation in an international submarine race. In order to optimize the designs, undulations have been incorporated to the stabilizing blades. In this investigation, the submarine is analyzed between models with different designs of stabilizers. The corresponding analyses of the submarine’s models was carried out using software CFD (computational fluid dynamics), will be compared different measures as coefficient of advance and torque in search of the most functional and optimal design.

Keywords

Humpback whale Maneuverability Tubercles/protuberances Propeller Stabilizing blades Human-powered submarine Amplitude Wavelength Aspect ratio Computational fluid dynamics Torque Thrust Efficiency 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryant E. Castañeda
    • 1
  • Jorge Romero
    • 1
  • Mariana Silva-Ortega
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aldo Barradas
    • 1
  • Mariano A. Hernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Naval ArchitectureUniversidad VeracruzanaBoca del RíoMexico

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