Abstract / Description of output
Previous studies have demonstrated that added-mass variation can play a significant role on thrust generation. In this respect, a simplified mechanical system such as an aquatic shape-changing linear oscillator lends itself to this study because it allows to segregate the contribution of added-mass variation from other terms. We present the design of an experimental apparatus which highlights the capability of a deformable oscillator to drive sustained resonance by exploiting the thrust produced by shape-change alone. These results will have significant implications in aquatic propulsion and in the design of deformable, self-propelled underwater vehicles.
|Published - 1 Jun 2017
|OCEANS - Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 2017 → 22 Jun 2017
|19/06/17 → 22/06/17