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Marine vehicles

Technologies are developed for the study of marine vehicles improved in terms of efficiency and safety. Modules deal with the study of: marine vehicle dynamics, fluid-structure interaction, propulsion and control systems. The prediction and control of the ship dynamics requires the study of the interaction with the surrounding wave field (seakeeping and maneuverability, water boarding, slamming phenomena). In addition, under nonlinear conditions (large amplitude motions), along with local stresses on the (elastic) structure, internal fluid motion problems (sloshing phenomena) are to be addressed. As part of the module propulsion systems, innovative techniques of simulation and experiment are developed for the optimization of ship engines and analysis of new concepts for propulsion. Of particular interest is the study of phenomena closely related to the operation of the engine, in addition to the performance aspects, such as those related to the evolution of the wake, cavitation, erosion, induced vibration and noise emission.