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EN430: Underwater Work Systems

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EN430: Underwater Work Systems (2-2-3)

The primary objective of this course is to apply engineering principles and acquaint the student with design and operational considerations for manned submersibles, unmanned remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and one atmosphere deep dive systems.

Textbook

  • Design Aspects of Underwater Intervention Systems (Hawley, 1996)

Goals

  1. Apply basic engineering principles to the analysis of underwater work systems.
  2. Identify design and operational considerations for manned submersibles, unmanned remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and underwater tools.
  3. Conduct in-depth, technical research (using scientific literature) on topics relevant to underwater work systems.
  4. Apply engineering principles to complete an underwater system design project.
  5. Conduct field and/or laboratory exercises using ROV or AUV systems to reinforce theoretical principles learned in the classroom.

Prerequisites

  • 1/C Engineering Major, OR
  • Approval of NAOE Department Chair

Class Topics

  1. The Underwater Environment
  2. Underwater Intervention Methods
  3. Materials And Corrosion
  4. Submerged Body Hydrostatics
  5. Submerged Body Hydrodynamics
  6. Underwater Energy Storage and Conversion
  7. Propulsion Systems
  8. Underwater Tools
  9. Underwater Inspection Techniques
  10. Engineering Design
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