8 May 2009 The hydrodynamics analysis for the underwater robot with a spherical hull
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The underwater spherical robot has a spherical pressure hull which contains power modules, sensors, and so on. It lacks robot arms or end effectors but is highly maneuverable, for the simplest symmetrical geometry is the sphere. This paper analyzes the spherical robot's hydrodynamic model with CFD software, concludes the spherical robot's hydrodynamic characteristics, and compares these characteristics with the hydrodynamic model of another underwater robot which has a streamlined hull. The effect of sphere hydraulic resistance on the control of the robot is analyzed with some examples.
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Xiaojuan Lan, Xiaojuan Lan, Hanxu Sun, Hanxu Sun, Qingxuan Jia, Qingxuan Jia, } "The hydrodynamics analysis for the underwater robot with a spherical hull", Proc. SPIE 7331, Space Exploration Technologies II, 73310E (8 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818322; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818322
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