Motion simulations of AUV “YUMEIRUKA” with X-rudder

Masahiko Nakamura, Tadahiro Hyakudome

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The Japan Agency for Marine–Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has been developing “YUMEIRUKA”, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) with a fore X-rudder and an aft X-rudder. The vehicle can change its submersion depth by controlling the pitch angle using the two-sets X-rudder system. As described herein, motion simulation results are compared with field experimental results to ascertain values of hydrodynamic coefficients of the vehicle. Several motion control-simulations are conducted to assess the vehicle performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2019
EditorsJin S. Chung, Odd M. Akselsen, HyunWoo Jin, Hiroyasu Kawai, Yongwon Lee, Dmitri Matskevitch, Suak Ho Van, Decheng Wan, Alan M. Wang, Satoru Yamaguchi
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781880653852
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2019 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Conference29th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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