Integrated design and realization of a hubless rim-driven thruster

Min Fu Hsieh, Jeng Horng Chen, Yu Han Yeh, Chi Lu Lee, Po Hsun Chen, You Chiuan Hsu, Yen Hung Chen

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Abstract

This paper presents the integrated design and realization of a hubless rim-driven thruster for remotely operated vehicles (ROV). The design process considers the integration of hydrodynamics, propeller design, motor design and driver design. The integration technique is particularly emphasized, where the output of the motor should match the characteristic of the propeller. Also, for such a hubless rim-driven construction, the motor is embraced within the duct, and the motor size will consequently determine the duct thickness. Therefore, the drag force due to the duct should be analyzed and calculated as a design consideration for the propeller and motor. The specifications of the thruster are determined based on the thrust requirement of the target ROV. Several types of software are used for analyses of hydrodynamics, motor magnetic field, etc, and the design information is exchanged around. The rim-driven thrust is successfully designed, and a prototype is manufactured and tested for functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON
Pages3033-3038
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 2007 Nov 52007 Nov 8

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Other

Other33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period07-11-0507-11-08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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