Search
 
 

FLUID MECHANICS - CASE STUDY

    Introduction


Problem Description
Click to view movie (20k)

 

A group of engineering students at OU is planning to participate in the International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition. Students are asked to design a miniature robotic submarine capable of performing realistic missions in the remote underwater environment.

  • One of the given constraints is that the underwater vehicle needs to reach a maximum depth of 12 meters.
  • There are two test sites: one is filled with fresh water and the other filled with seawater.
   
    Questions

   

To assist those students in determining the design criteria, the pressure at a depth of 12 meters is needed. Also, how will the density of the fluid affect the calculated pressure?

     
    Approach

   
  • Assume the fluid is at rest.
  • Assume the fluid is incompressible.