UV SPH: Identification and variability study of Hydrodynamics Parameters for Underwater Vehicles using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics techniques

Access/Technology provider: University of Girona (UdG)
End User: Université de Toulon (France)
Dates: 02/03/2020 - 06/03/2020
GOAL: Provide University of Toulon scientists with access to the necessary state of the art infrastructures enabling them to realise experimentations in order to estimate the hydrodynamic parameters of an AUV

In the development of a Smoothed-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulator at the University of Toulon, the scientists wanted to obtain real-world data of a torpedo-shaped AUV to compare with their simulated data and thus corroborate their simulated data. Sparus II AUV was accurately trimmed and operated completely wireless to be closer to the ideal case as possible. Multiple runs at different velocities and combinations of them were done to obtain enough data to be able to study the dynamic parameters of the vehicle.