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A Novel Design and Modelling of a Micro Underwater Vehicle With Flapping Fins

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Abdorasool Mayahy, Aghil Yousefi-Koma, Hesam Maleki, Donya Mohammadshahi, Sina Salek

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. ESDA2006-95799, pp. 603-608; 6 pages
  • ASME 8th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis
  • Volume 3: Dynamic Systems and Controls, Symposium on Design and Analysis of Advanced Structures, and Tribology
  • Torino, Italy, July 4–7, 2006
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4250-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-3779-3
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


Systems and mechanisms of motion and stability applied in underwater vehicles although various but almost all rely on a conventional structure and frame work. In this paper in pursue of development a new mechanism in term of motion and performance, mainly biomimeticly inspired from fish flapping and their movement principles particularly flatfish, a new Micro Underwater Vehicle (MUV) is designed and fabricated. In modelling phase using ADAMS we simulated the dynamic performance of the mechanism. On the other hand in order to take the flexibility of the fins into account, we used ANSYS as a meshing tool. Linking these two software packages the modelling stages were completed.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME



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