The Submarine

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The current submarine design started in the fall of 2012, with a team made of a few veterans and many fresh faces. The design has progressed, taking advantage of cutting edge engineering design tools such as Solidworks and Star CCM+.

Schematic of submarine safety systems

Schematic of submarine safety systems

Below are the current projects the team is undertaking:

Current Projects:

New Hull
  • New hull form designed for the team as part of a 4th year Capstone project
  • Design had undergone CFD analysis, stress analysis, and model testing in the UBC wind tunnel
  • Plug cut via a CNC foam cutter
  • Female mold completed
  • Two halves of submarine removed from mold
  • Hull halves joined
  • Hull faired and awaiting paint
Gear Box
  • Complete redesign and overhaul of the contra-rotating gear box system
  • Preliminary design complete
  • Majority of components spec’d
  • Producing production drawings


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