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Old   February 15, 2012, 21:25
Default Simulating underwater glider hydrodynamics
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Hi all,

I'm working the design of a buoyancy-propelled underwater glider. I would like to simulate the "heaving" motion of a 2D hydrofoil. I've been reading about the 6-DOF solver and dynamic meshing. Is there a way to specify a time-varying buoyant force at a specified location that is not at the center of mass? I was thinking about using InterDyMFoam for a 2D simulation. I'm a novice with OpenFOAM, so I'd appreciate any help!

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