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Parametric Design and Experimental Verification of Cicada-wing-inspired Controllable Wing Mechanism for Underwater Glider

  • Sun Tongshuai
  • Yang Mingyuan
  • Wang YanhuiEmail author
  • Wang Shuxin
  • Huang cheng
  • Yang Shaoqiong
  • Chen Yan
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)

Abstract

To improve the maneuverability of hybrid-driven underwater glider PETREL-II in propulsion mode, this paper puts forward a kind of controllable wing mechanism for PETREL-II, which can be deployed and stowed like a cicada wing. The functions of the mechanism parameters with wing leading edge sweep angle of PETREL-II are obtained. The regulation for the variation of hydrodynamic parameters of the whole glider with wing driving angle is analyzed, which can be used for the hydrodynamic parameters control of the PETREL-II. Considering the optimal layout of the driving system, a controllable wing of PETREL-II prototype has been designed and manufactured. The controllable wing unfolding and stowing process of the prototype has been tested in the trial tank, and the anticipated movements are achieved, which can also provide a theoretical reference for the design of deployable wing mechanisms of the winged underwater vehicles.

Keywords

Cicada-wing-inspired Bionic Wings Controllable Wing Mechanism Underwater Glider 

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Acknowledgements

This work was jointly supported by National Key R&D Program of China (Grant Nos. 2016YFC0301100 and 2017YFC0305902); National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51721003, 51722508 and 51475319); Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin City (18JCQNJC05100); Key R&D Program of Shandong (2016CYJS02A02); Wenhai Program (ZR2016WH03), Director Foundation (QNLM201705) and Aoshan Talent Cultivation Program (Grant Nos. 2017ASTCP-OS05 and 2017ASTCP-OE01) of QNLM.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sun Tongshuai
    • 1
  • Yang Mingyuan
    • 1
  • Wang Yanhui
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wang Shuxin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huang cheng
    • 1
  • Yang Shaoqiong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chen Yan
    • 1
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mechanism Theory and Equipment Design of Ministry of EducationTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM)QingdaoChina

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