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Unconventional marine vehicles

Specific issues relating to unconventional marine vehicles (high-speed multi-hull, surface effect, planing, etc.), underwater vehicles (submarines) and special vehicles for unmanned underwater operations (ROV and UAV glider) are dealt with. For high-speed vehicles, most interesting hydrodynamic phenomena are nonlinear fluid-structure interaction and the interaction between the free surface and the vehicle, which play an important role in the dynamic stability. Physical / mathematical models and methods are developed for the description of the phenomena characteristic of different types of vehicles and different motion conditions. For unmanned vehicles, special emphasis is given to the development of technologies in the field of underwater robotics. The marine environment is one of the most "hostile" to the application of robotics since the "portability" of the solutions used in terrestrial applications is greatly reduced and it therefore involves the search for highly specialized technological solutions and mathematical models.