University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
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Research

Our research focuses on understanding how to control the dyamics of a supercavitating vehicle. Specific research topics include the development of:

  • High-fidelity and low-dimensional models of the vehicle and supercavity dynamics with emphasis on the interaction between the supercavity and vehicle body
  • Stability and performance assessment tools
  • Robust control synthesis
  • Experimental methods to validate vehicle models and controllers in realistic flow conditions