Simulation of the Application of Pneumatic Propulsion Method in Tourist Submarine


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In order to realize propulsion system and oxygen system of tourist submarines be secure, eco-friendly, efficient, reliable, economical, a combination of ordinary air motor and ACM high-pressure air bottle is adopted for providing propulsion and oxygen. The calculation and selection of the appropriate air motor and high-pressure bottle are based on the propulsive requirement of a tourist submarine. A model consists of high-pressure bottle, air motor, propeller and the resistance of the tourist submarine is established in SimulationX. The underwater speed and it’s duration are obtained through calculation as the rev, thrust force, torque of the propeller, etc. The possibility of application of pneumatic propulsion method in tourist submarine is analysed. Results illustrate that: on the premise of lightened quality of the propulsion system, pneumatic propulsion method fulfills the required underwater speed and it’s duration.



Edited by:

Long Chen, Yongkang Zhang, Aixing Feng, Zhenying Xu, Boquan Li and Han Shen




B. C. Li and B. Han, "Simulation of the Application of Pneumatic Propulsion Method in Tourist Submarine", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 43, pp. 603-609, 2011

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December 2010




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