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Buoyancy Analysis in Pro-E

  1. Oct 8, 2009 #1
    My robotic team and I are constructing an underwater autonomous vehicle. We are trying to do as much of the design process in Pro-E as possible to make life easier for us down the road. One aspect of testing which would be made much easier is buoyancy testing. Therefore, I was wondering if it possible to do buoyancy analysis in Pro-E. If anyone knows more about this it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2009 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Not in the standard package. You can only do geometry or mass analysis. You will be able to get the overall assembly CG. I don't know about Pro/Mechanica though.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 #3

    Mech_Engineer

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    You can do a simple buoancy analysis by doing things like looking at the total displaced volume of the sumersible, the calculated weight, calculating the center of gravity, etc.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 #4
    I don't use Pro E in my current position but I have worked with other engineers who have used Pro Mechanica and they say it's time to achieve a solution can be very long.

    Just thought I would throw that out there.

    Thanks
    Matt
     
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