Saturday, August 12, 2006

Web Stuff from Larry "Harris" Taylor, PhD



Divers,

First, and most importantly, last weekend, the University of Michigan Human Powered Sub team won the 2006 Human Powered Submarine Competition in Escondido, CA. Their first run was 3.99 knots with the final winning run at 4.587 knots This represents some very impressive work from a group of dedicated university students. Attached is a picture I took of 4 of the human sub team divers at their first in-water testing (at the University of Michigan Naval Architecture's Tow Tank Facility) this spring.

For more information:

The 2006 Competition: http://sections.asme.org/sandiego/HPS2006.htm
U of MI Sub Team: http://www.engin.umich.edu/org/hps/index.html

While on the topic, here are some more HPS sites:

Australian HPV Resources: http://www.ihpva.org/people/tstrike/resorce.htm
Bath U: http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/burst/Home.htm
Blue Space: http://foxxaero.homestead.com/indsub_03.html
History of World Submarine Invitational: http://www.hte.com/subrace/history.html
HPS 2004: http://sections.asme.org/sandiego/hps2004.htm
HPVA: http://www.ihpva.org/hpva/index.html
HTM: http://parents.hightechhigh.org/0-gillywadesub.php
Human Sub-Tools: http://www.ihpva.org/tools/index.html
Human-Powered Vehicles: http://www.nasg.com/hpv-e.html
International Submarine Races: http://www.isrsubrace.org/
Norwegian University: http://www.marin.ntnu.no/%7Eneptunus/
Omer-5: http://www.mec.etsmtl.ca/club/omer/
Pictures & Results: http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/hpra.htm
St Augustine Sub: http://www.hte.com/saintaug/
Sub-Lime: http://home1.gte.net/doctrbob/subalert.htm
Submarine Races: http://www.atlimp.com/subteam.htm
Texac A & M: http://mtssname.tamu.edu/mts/sub/index.htm
U BC: http://batman.mech.ubc.ca/%7Esubc/about.html
U Iowa: http://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/~subclub/
U Maine: http://www.umaine.edu/MechEng/Peterson/Classes/Design/General_resources/HPS/Submarine/Overview.htm
U Michigan Naval: http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/name/research/projects/submarine/sub.html
U of MI-Wilson Center: http://www.engin.umich.edu/teamprojects/Teams/HPS/hps.html
U Washington: http://courses.washington.edu/uwsub/
UCSD: http://www-acs.ucsd.edu/~asme/sub.htm
Utah: http://www.eng.uah.edu/~wallace/projects/hps/hps.htm
Virginia Tech: http://www.hps.vt.edu/
WASUB: http://wasub.oli.tudelft.nl/
WildCatfish-Progress Report: http://www84.homepage.villanova.edu/brian.comber/progressreportfall2004.htm

This month's additions, re-appearances, and bunches of updated/re-directs this month to my list of about 8000 links at

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpt/links.htm

( the dive only links section of this list is at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpt/mlinks.htm )


Diving
Scuba Guru: http://www.scubaguru.com/
Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes: http://www.geocities.com/hockegrrl/Ships.html
Ghost Ships: http://www.gettysburgghosts.net/ghostships.htm
Phantom Ships: http://www.unmuseum.org/phantomship.htm

Submarine Volcanoes: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/Submarine/
Marine Affairs (U RI): http://www.uri.edu/cels/maf/

Jack & Sue Drafahl: http://www.jackandsuedrafahl.com/
World of Underwater Photography: http://perso.orange.fr/pcourty/english.htm


GAP recently made its gas-mixing appllication (part of its larger dive planning software) available as freeware at

http://www.gap-software.com/download/free.html/

Dive long and prosper,

"Harris"

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lpt

http://www.mindspring.com/~divegeek