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The Synergistically Propelled Ichthyoid: Dynamic Modeling, Simulation, and Experimental Results

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Paul C. Strefling, Aren M. Hellum, Ranjan Mukherjee

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Paper No. DSCC2011-6069, pp. 73-80; 8 pages
  • ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control
  • ASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, Volume 2
  • Arlington, Virginia, USA, October 31–November 2, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5476-1
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME


We have developed a novel type of submersible called a Synergistically Propelled Ichthyoid [SPI] which is propelled by the combined jet and tail action of a fluttering fluid-conveying pipe. Two dynamic models for an SPI are presented and solved; an analytically tractable model in an inertial reference frame and a more complex model in a general planar reference frame. The latter model has been solved numerically—these simulations show a benefit to using a fluttering tail relative to a dimensionally identical rigid tail. Construction details of an experimental realization are provided. Preliminary measurements taken using that platform are also provided which qualitatively confirm the simulation’s conclusion that a fluttering flexible tail is capable of higher speed than a dimensionally identical rigid tail.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME



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