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Ocean Systems Engineering
  Volume 10, Number 3, September 2020 , pages 289-316

Numerical investigation of the effect of the location of stern planes on submarine wake flow
Shokrallah M. Beigi, Alireza Shateri and Mojtaba D. Manshadi

    In the present paper, the effect of the location of stern planes on the flow entering the submarine propeller is studied numerically. These planes are mounted on three longitudinal positions on the submarine stern. The results are presented considering the flow field characteristics such as non-dimensional pressure coefficient, effective drag and lift forces on the stern plane, and the wake flow formed at the rear of the submarine where the propeller is located. In the present study, the submarine is studied at fully immersed condition without considering the free surface effects. The numerical results are verified with the experimental data. It is concluded that as the number of planes installed at the end of the stern section along the submarine model increases, the average velocity, width of the wake flow and its turbulence intensity formed at the end of the submarine enhance. This leads to a reduction in the non-uniformity of the inlet flow to the propulsion system.
Key Words
    numerical simulation; submarine model; stern planes; displacement; wake flow
Shokrallah M. Beigi and Alireza Shateri: 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty of Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
Mojtaba D. Manshadi: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University, Esfahan, Iran

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