A thermal engine for underwater glider driven by ocean thermal energy

A thermal engine for underwater glider driven by ocean thermal energy •Thermal engine with a double-tube structure is developed for underwater glider.•Isostatic pressing technology is effective to increase volumetric change rate.•Actual volumetric change rate reaches 89.2% of the theoretical value.•Long term sailing of 677 km and 27 days is achieved by thermal underwater glider. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Thermal Engineering Elsevier

A thermal engine for underwater glider driven by ocean thermal energy

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1359-4311
eISSN
1873-5606
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.01.038
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Abstract

•Thermal engine with a double-tube structure is developed for underwater glider.•Isostatic pressing technology is effective to increase volumetric change rate.•Actual volumetric change rate reaches 89.2% of the theoretical value.•Long term sailing of 677 km and 27 days is achieved by thermal underwater glider.

Journal

Applied Thermal EngineeringElsevier

Published: Apr 25, 2016

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