Design of a flapping foil underwater vehicle

  title={Design of a flapping foil underwater vehicle},
  author={Stephen Licht and F. S. Hover and M. S. Triantafyllou},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Underwater Technology (IEEE Cat. No.04EX869)},
The design, construction and testing of a biomimetic flapping foil autonomous underwater vehicle are detailed. The project is a proof of concept for the use of flapping foils as the sole source of propulsion for an underwater vehicle. We intend to use the vehicle in several physical arrangements to compare the swimming performance of different shapes and foil arrangements. The vehicle was designed for maximum flexibility and scalability in terms of the number and placement of foils through the… CONTINUE READING


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