Preliminary design of an underwater glider for ocean floor resources exploration

Satoru Yamaguchi, Hideki Mizunaga, Taishiro Katsu, Satoshi Nakamuta, Yasuki Kono

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Abstract

In this paper, the authors propose a novel exploration system for ocean floor resources using an autonomous underwater glider and OBEM (Ocean bottom electromagnetometer). Studies on the gliding performance and the hydrodynamic characteristics of several kinds of body shape were carried out for the preliminary design of the system. Gliding ratios in a steady flow were estimated based on CFD calculation for different main wing shapes. The effects of the size of the body and the camber of the main wing were examined as well. It was confirmed that designed vehicle had efficient gliding performance to achieve the autonomous OBEM measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
EditorsAlan M. Wang, Jin S. Chung, Ted Kokkinis, Michael Muskulus
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Pages590-594
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781880653883
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Other

Other26th Annual International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2016
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period6/26/167/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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