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Article title COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF BIOMIMETIC PROPULSOR FOR UNDERWATER MICRO ROBOTS
Authors S.V. Tarasov
Section SECTION I. METHODS AND MEANS OF ECOLOGICAL MONITORING OF WATER AREAS
Month, Year 09, 2011 @en
Index UDC 532.5.032
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Abstract On the basis of review and analysis of perspectives of application of underwater micro robots, a conclusion is made about the necessity of reasonable modeling of their propulsive characteristics. A problem of modeling of hydrodynamic characteristics of a biomimetic propulsor in the form of an elastic flapping fin, driven by a shape memory alloys is considered. The computations have been carried out with use of a software code SmartFlow developed earlier by the author, enabling computation of a turbulent incompressible flow on the basis of Navier–Stokes equations with use of large eddy simulation method.

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Keywords Unmanned underwater vehicle; underwater microrobot; flapping propulsor; shape memory alloy.
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