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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, J.G. et al., 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) and underwater tools.
  3. Conduct in-depth, technical research (using scientific literature) on a topic relevant to underwater work systems.
  4. Apply engineering principles to complete a team design project.
  5. Conduct field laboratory exercises using a ‘state of the art’ Micro-ROV system to reinforce theoretical principles learned in the classroom.

Prerequisites

1/C engineering major or approval of 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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