Analysis of Forces and Stability in Submerged Land Vehicle During Deep Fording Operations
Prashant Rane1, T Micha Premkumar2
1Prashant Rane, Centre for Defence Technology Studies, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai, India.
2T Micha Premkumar, Centre for Defence Technology Studies, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on 06 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2651-2655 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1315058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: An amphibious vehicle floats on the water surface and its mobility is not limited by the depth. For most submerged land vehicle (SLV), water operations are limited to fording. In this paper we will carry out an analysis on an SLV which is one of the most widely produced post-World War II and used world over by a large number of countries. This being a nascent field the behaviour of the submerged land vehicle during deep fording is still not much publicised. Hence during deep fording the dynamic forces that act on the SLV are unknown. These forces directly influence and affect the stability of the SLV under water. Therefore there is a need to analyse the flow around the SLV.
Index Terms: Submerged Land Vehicle, Deep Fording, CFD, Stability, Dynamic Forces.
Scope of the Article: Network Operations & Management