Acoustic Field Radiation Prediction and Verification of Underwater Vehicles under a Free Surface

Yung Wei Chen, Cheng Cheng Pan, Yi Hsien Lin, Chao Feng Shih, Jian Hong Shen, Chun Ming Chang

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This study aimed to examine the acoustic field radiated by propellers and underwater vehicles. For the verification of sound radiation in underwater vehicles, numerical methods are widely used in addition to experiments and propeller blade frequencies for calculation and validation. Numerical convergence and accuracy are more important for near-field and far-field problems. This paper uses the boundary element method (BEM) to assess the convergence of the finite volume method (FVM). In this study, the FVM, including the Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes method and the Ffowcs Williams–Hawkings (FW-H) acoustic model, is used to investigate the influence of various geometric inflows on the hydrodynamic and noise performance of the propeller. Then, the sound radiation of the FVM is compared with the BEM at the far field to determine the number of meshed elements. Furthermore, spectral analysis is being conducted to examine the noise generated by the underwater vehicle and propeller. The objective is to investigate the influence of the free surface on propeller efficiency. After verifying the numerical simulation, the results indicate that a relationship can be established between water pressure and propeller thrust under specific conditions. This relationship can be used to estimate the magnitude of propeller thrust at different water depths. The simulated results of propeller thrust, torque coefficient, propulsion efficiency, and sound radiation in this study are consistent with experimental values. This demonstrates the accuracy and practicality of the findings of numerical procedures in engineering applications.

期刊Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
出版狀態已出版 - 10月 2023


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