In this paper, numerical modeling and testing of a complexshaped remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) are shown. The paper emphasizes on systematic modeling of hydrodynamic added mass using computational fluid dynamic software WAMITTM on the open frame ROV that is not commonly applied in practice. From initial design and prototype testing, a small-scale test using a free-decaying experiment is used to verify the theoretical models obtained from WAMITTM. Simulation results have shown to coincide with the experimental tests. The proposed method is able to determine the hydrodynamic added mass coefficients of the open frame ROV.
Eng, You-Hong; Chin, Cheng-Siong; and Lau, Michael Wai-Shing
"ADDED MASS COMPUTATION FOR CONTROL OF AN OPEN-FRAME REMOTELY-OPERATED VEHICLE: APPLICATION USING WAMIT AND MATLAB,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 22:
4, Article 1.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol22/iss4/1