In this study, a novel modeling approach and designing of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV ) will be carried out. Design and manufacturing of flexible propulsors are the essential part of bio-inspired Unmanned Underwater Vehicle.

Most bio-inspired flexible propulsor has little control over the high fidelity fluid-solid model. An integrated platform of a coupled fluid-solid model using our in-house codes and OpenFOAM will be used. We would focus on Manta Ray as these are the unique creature to mimic and obtain efficient swimming and carrying a larger payload. Our focus will be on efficient locomotion which will exhibit higher speed and also energy efficient so that power requirement would be less.

Faculty: Dr. Santanu Mitra, Associate Professor; Dr. Ganeshthangaraj Ponniah, Assistant Professor