Variable Stiffness Actuation for Bioinspired Underwater Propulsion

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

Research project:
This project aims to study the use of Variable Stiffness Actuators (VSA) embedded in aquatic propulsors to ensure persistent operation at maximum propulsive efficiency. In particular, aquatic propulsors using pulsed-jet propulsion inspired by squids, octopuses and jellyfishes are considered . The interconnections between added-mass, frequency of actuation and vortex rings are studied as well as their impacts on the efficiency of the propulsors.

Publications

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S023208/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2028
2427820 Studentship EP/S023208/1 14/09/2020 31/08/2024 Paul Baisamy