Underwater Cargo Vessel Utilizing Variable Buoyancy System for Gliding Propulsion

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Z. K. Qi

Automatic Control Department, Peking Institute of Technology, Peking, People’s Republic of China

A. Seireg

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis. 53706

J. Energy Resour. Technol 104(3), 277-283 (Sep 01, 1982) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230416 History: Received July 01, 1981; Revised December 11, 1981; Online October 22, 2009


This study deals with investigating the feasibility of an underwater glider capable of carrying cargo for long distances by alternately employing gravity and buoyancy forces for forward propulsion. The parameters controlling the vessel design, stability and control are investigated.

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