MV3023: Underwater Vehicles syllabus for Marine 2021 regulation (Professional Elective-III)

Underwater Vehicles detailed syllabus for Marine Engineering (Marine) for 2021 regulation curriculum has been taken from the Anna Universities official website and presented for the Marine students. For course code, course name, number of credits for a course and other scheme related information, do visit full semester subjects post given below.

For Marine Engineering 5th Sem scheme and its subjects, do visit Marine 5th Sem 2021 regulation scheme. For Professional Elective-III scheme and its subjects refer to Marine Professional Elective-III syllabus scheme. The detailed syllabus of underwater vehicles is as follows.

Course Objectives:

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Unit I

Introduction, Challenges in deep sea, Seafloor characteristics, Physical properties of sea water. Effects of density, salinity and temperature on sound speed, Ocean resources, classification, potential uses of sea, Mineral and hydrocarbon resources

Unit II

Exploration, development, Underwater Sound Channels, Underwater instruments for positioning, signal transfer and mapping, production of hydrocarbons, deep sea mining – national developments

Unit III

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Unit IV

Introduction, unmanned marine vehicles – Applications, Unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles – Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), Classification, Types of ROV services, Operations, Type of propulsions, Design theory -Vehicle design and stability

Unit V

Vehicle sensors; Function of sensors, Types of sensors, Sensor Categories Vehicle navigation sensors, Flux gate compass, Tether turn counter, Pressure-sensitive depth gauge, Obstacle avoidance sonar, Altimeter, Inclinometer, Vehicle lighting.

Course Outcomes:

After completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  1. List the various challenges involved in the underwater exploration
  2. Explain the importance of ocean resources
  3. Make use of the national developments in underwater exploration of resources
  4. Inspect the different pipeline methods and their installation with respect to subsea applications
  5. Develop the various sensors and navigation systems used for underwater Application

Text Books:

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Reference Books:

  1. Borges & Ginsburg, Ocean Year Book (Vol 1 – 4), The University of Chicago Press, 1983.
  2. Ghosh &Mukhopadyay, Mineral Wealth of the Ocean, Oxford & IBH Pub. Co., 2nd, 1999.

For detailed syllabus of all the other subjects of Marine Engineering 5th Sem, visit Marine 5th Sem subject syllabuses for 2021 regulation.

For all Marine Engineering results, visit Anna University Marine all semester results direct link.

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