Underwater Vehicle Technology is an advanced and specialist unit aimed at developing the students’ knowledge and understanding of naval architecture theories, concepts and principles required for the design torpedo-shaped underwater vehicles. This particular shape is the classic hull form used in modern underwater vehicles ranging from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) to military submarines. Topics will cover the specifics of hull form and pressure hull design, hydrostatics and hydrodynamic requirements, on-board systems and power and propulsion constraints specific to underwater vehicles. Gained knowledge of these topics will be directly applied through the design, construction and performance evaluation of a modular underwater vehicle capable of executing a set of predetermined tasks.
|Unit name||Underwater Vehicle Technology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Peter King|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Predict the performance of a vehicle design using underwater vehicle static and dynamic properties
- Design interoperable on-board systems for an underwater vehicle
- Evaluate underwater vehicle design using engineering design principles
- Demonstrate due diligence in the design of an underwater vehicle solution to a given problem
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 x 2-hr lectures and 1 x 2-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Report (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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