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An innovative magnetic joint design has been developed as part of the construction of a bio-inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for wind farm inspection. This paper presents our design solutions for a jointed watertight AUV body made using current 3D printing techniques to achieves water tightness and resilient composite metal-polymer bonding.The design avoids dynamic interfaces and the need for rotary seals yet achieves robustness and strength. Test results prove a successful implementation of the magnetic connection between a freely rotating inner shaft and a driven outer shaft in a fish-like jointed AUV body.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Oct 2020|
|Event||2020 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium - St. John's, Canada|
Duration: 30 Sep 2020 → 2 Oct 2020
|Conference||2020 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium|
|Period||30/09/20 → 2/10/20|
- robotic fish
- autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)
- 3d printing
Wright, M., Gorma, W., Luo, Y., Post, M., Xiao, Q., & Durrant, A. (2020). Multi-actuated AUV body for windfarm inspection: lessons from the bio-inspired RoboFish field trials. Paper presented at 2020 IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium, St. John's, Canada.