Review of Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Biomimetic Applications for Underwater Vehicles

Zhang, Shujun ORCID: 0000-0001-5699-2676, Wang, Qigan and Zhang, Zhijun (2024) Review of Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis in Biomimetic Applications for Underwater Vehicles. Biomimetics, 9 (2). Art 79. doi:10.3390/biomimetics9020079

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Biomimetics, which draws inspiration from nature, has emerged as a key approach in the development of underwater vehicles. The integration of this approach with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has further propelled research in this field. CFD, as an effective tool for dynamic analysis, contributes significantly to understanding and resolving complex fluid dynamic problems in underwater vehicles. Biomimetics seeks to harness innovative inspiration from the biological world. Through the imitation of the structure, behavior, and functions of organisms, biomimetics enables the creation of efficient and unique designs. These designs are aimed at enhancing the speed, reliability, and maneuverability of underwater vehicles, as well as reducing drag and noise. CFD technology, which is capable of precisely predicting and simulating fluid flow behaviors, plays a crucial role in optimizing the structural design of underwater vehicles, thereby significantly enhancing their hydrodynamic and kinematic performances. Combining biomimetics and CFD technology introduces a novel approach to underwater vehicle design and unveils broad prospects for research in natural science and engineering applications. Consequently, this paper aims to review the application of CFD technology in the biomimicry of underwater vehicles, with a primary focus on biomimetic propulsion, biomimetic drag reduction, and biomimetic noise reduction. Additionally, it explores the challenges faced in this field and anticipates future advancements.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Underwater vehicles; Bioinspired design; Biomimetic propulsion; Drag reduction; Noise reduction; Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1.484 Motor vehicles. Cycles
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Kamila Niekoraniec
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 15:08
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2024 15:15

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