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Thrust Measurement of Biomimetic Underwater Vehicle with Undulating Propulsion

Published Online: 29 Jun 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 213 (2018) - Issue 2 (June 2018)
Page range: 69 - 82
Received: 14 Mar 2018
Accepted: 20 Jun 2018
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2720-4286
First Published
30 Mar 2016
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

In the recent years, a dynamical development of an underwater robotics has been noticed. One of the newest group of underwater robots are biomimetic underwater vehicles. These vehicles are driven by undulating propulsion imitating fins of underwater creatures, e.g. a fish, a seal, etc.

This paper undertakes problem of thrust measurement of new biomimetic underwater vehicle equipped with undulating propulsion. At the beginning, the stand for thrust measurement is described. Then, two constructions of BUVs imitating a fish and a seal are presented. Further, the results of thrust measurement for two different undulating propulsions are inserted. At the end of the paper containing conclusions from performed measurements and foreseen research is included.

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