Constant acceleration test and motion simulation of underwater glider "Tsukuyomi"

Masahiko Nakamura, Tetsuya Kawatani, Kenichi Asakawa, Tadahiro Hyakudome, Aki Yoshida

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Abstract

A prototype of a 3000m-class underwater glider for virtual mooring is being developed by JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) with RIAM (the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics) of Kyushu University. The vehicle houses a CTD sensor and glides back and forth between the sea surface and the seabed collecting ocean data in a specific area (virtual mooring area) for more than one year. A prototype glider "Tsukuyomi" has been built, and we conducted gliding tests in a towing tank in December 2011, and presented the successful results at ISOPE2013. The results of motion simulation in a transient state, however, were not in good agreement with the experimental results. This paper summarizes our restudy of the hydrodynamic coefficients of the vehicle and modification of the motion simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages456-462
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880653913
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 15 2014Jun 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2014 Busan
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period6/15/146/20/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Nakamura, M., Kawatani, T., Asakawa, K., Hyakudome, T., & Yoshida, A. (2014). Constant acceleration test and motion simulation of underwater glider "Tsukuyomi". In Proceedings of the 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE Busan (pp. 456-462). (Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference). International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers.