Publication Detail

Sea-Basing: T-Craft Dynamic Analysis

Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis
12 pp.

Technical Objectives: The future T-Craft for sea-basing operations will be propelled by waterjets in Surface Effect Ship (SES) mode and will be subject to large seakeeping motions. The aim of this work was to develop modeling and analysis techniques for the dynamic aspects of this craft in two specific areas: waterjets and seakeeping. Specifically, due to the high sea states involved, the waterjet will undergo instances in which air will be ingested, causing propeller race and a corresponding uploading of the propulsion power. A second aspect that requires updated of current modeling techniques is the seakeeping characteristics throughout the mission. Towards this goal, we have employed state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques combined with well-established modeling approaches to develop accurate and efficient simulation tools that will be particularly useful at the early stages of T-Craft design.

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Parent Project

Project No.: 2008-ESRDC-01-LEV
Title: Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC)

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