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Development of GUI Supported Simulation Software for Hydrofoil Craft
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, Naval Systems.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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Abstract In this thesis work, a model to simulate motion of hydrofoil equipped craft has been developed. The thesis work only analyzed hydrofoils of V-foil configuration. The model operates in the time domain and gives the user results such as trajectory, speed and stability. When simulating a craft equipped with hydrofoils, there are several things to consider. Accuracy of the simulation, purpose of the simulation, and in what format the results will be delivered to the user. The thesis discusses and analyses different areas of interest to the simulation of a hydrofoil craft. The goal of the thesis was to create a simulation model that can be used for initial concept evaluation for craft implementing hydrofoils in their design.  The presented work consists of a simulation model programmed in MATLAB’s Simulink (1). The simulation model is named HydroGUI and can be easily managed through a GUI (Graphical User Interface). The simulation model consists of several Simulink component blocks that calculate and integrate accelerations in the 6 degrees of freedom of the craft. Visualization of the simulation model’s results was made possible in a MATLAB 3D environment. The simulation model has proven to be an innovative tool to analyze craft which implement hydrofoils in V-configuration.

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2015. , 167 p.
TRITA-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2015:60
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185021OAI: diva2:917943
Available from: 2016-04-12 Created: 2016-04-08 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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