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dc.contributor.authorGeisbert, Jesse Stuarten
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:29Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:29Zen
dc.date.issued2007-05-10en
dc.identifier.otheretd-05242007-152820en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33195en
dc.description.abstractBuoyancy driven underwater gliders, which locomote by modulating their buoyancy and their attitude with moving mass actuators and inflatable bladders, are proving their worth as efficient long-distance, long-duration ocean sampling platforms. Gliders have the capability to travel thousands of kilometers without a need to stop or recharge. There is a need for the development of methods for hydrodynamic modeling. This thesis aims to determine the hydrodynamic parameters for the governing equations of motion for three autonomous underwater vehicles. This approach is two fold, using data obtained from computational flight tests and using a semi-empirical approach. The three vehicles which this thesis focuses on are two gliders (Slocum and XRay/Liberdade), and a third vehicle, the Virginia Tech Miniature autonomous underwater vehicle.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartJGeisbertThesis.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectautonomous underwater vehicleen
dc.subjectCFDen
dc.subjectUSAEROen
dc.subjectmath modelingen
dc.subjectAUVen
dc.titleHydrodynamic Modeling for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Computational and Semi-Empirical Methodsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairWoolsey, Craig A.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNeu, Wayne L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCue-Weil, Leigh S.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05242007-152820/en
dc.date.sdate2007-05-24en
dc.date.rdate2007-05-31en
dc.date.adate2007-05-31en


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