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The University of Southampton
EngineeringPostgraduate study

Fluid Structure Interactions

The aim of the work within this group is to explore and understand the behaviour of engineering systems in a maritime environment with a view to better integrating design, production and operation, accounting for safety, economic and societal viewpoints.  Systems include ships, submarines, and submersibles, yachts and offshore structures. It seeks to unify aspects of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, offshore engineering and the emerging subject of maritime engineering sciences.

Delphin 2

The latest student vehicle is Delphin 2 which has the following features:

2 metres long

250mm Diameter

Depth rating of 50m

Five thrusters, four of which tunnel thrusters Four independent control surfaces Control system designed using Matlab Windows Real-time Target Sensors include: Pressure transducer (depth), altimeter (height above sea bed), sonar (acoustic image of surrounding environment), two colour cameras, magnetometer (compass), gyro/accelerometer, and some others in development.

This group supervises student teams that enter the annual Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge Europe (SAUC-E) competition.

Delphin 2 design
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