Design and Manufacturing of a 6000m depth Rated Medium Work Class ROV’In this project, we simplify the Remove Operated Vehicle (ROV) to a cube and simulated the flow around the cube using Openfoam. This will help us to achieve a fundamental understanding about the flow field around the object. The research outcome will help for designing various under water vehicles
Principal investigatorHongwei An firstname.lastname@example.org
Area of science
Systems usedMagnus and Zeus
Flow around ROVs is extreme complicated due to the complex geometry of the ROVs, but it is important to understand the flow field for designing the ROVs since it affects the ROV operation significantly.
It is a great challenge to simulate the full flow field around ROVs. The high computational cost makes the job not feasible for desktop PCs.
Therefore we simplify the ROV geometry to a cube shape and we take advantage of the parallel computing through Pawsey facilities.
With the support from Pawsey, we were able to simulate the flow around a cube systematically. Detailed flow fields were captured with great accuracy. This provides improved understanding about the flow field.
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