Human Power Submarine-Dynamometer
Our portion of the Human Powered Submarine Project consists of building and testing a dynamometer to measure the thrust, drag, and lift on the submersible. The dynamometer will allow fine tuning of the submarine and lead to a faster vessel overall.
Sept 15- Met with Gene Sutton to talk about scuba certification
Sept 20- Complete survey from three sources on underwater force measurements
Oct 4- Get web page up and running.
Oct 13 - Final draft of initial idea ready for review by advisors and orders complete for dyno parts(make contacts, order materials etc.)
Oct18 - Collect parts (make contacts, order materials etc.)
Nov8 - Data collected from open water test at four speeds
Dec 6 - Electronics specified for dyno and purchase orders in.
Dec13- Scuba qualifications complete for all necessary members of team.
Dec. 20- Bench test of electronics.
Feb 28- First test of dyno on side of pool with swimmer.
Apr4 - Redesign of dyno.
Apr. 11- Data from redesigned dyno in pool.
Apr18- Rough idea/ sketch of final poster layout.
Apr 26- Final draft of poster.
May3- Set up project for final review for Maine Day
May4- Open house, operational review day.
May10- Final project due.