The UCSD Human Powered Submarine team is a student run endeavor that designs, manufactures, and races human powered submarines in international competitions. The team provides students with an opportunity to apply theory learned in the classroom to a real world project, in addition to providing opportunities to do computer aided design (CAD), machining, fiberglassing, and SCUBA Diving. Students also learn how to work in groups of their peers, gaining valuable experience in the areas of problem solving and critical thinking.
UCSD's Human Powered Submarine team has participated in competition a total of eleven times. Our submarine, "Odin's Rage" placed 2nd in the non-propeller division with a top speed of 4.1 knots. Our propeller-based submarine "Inviscid" broke the standing world record of 5.2 knots with a speed of 5.47 knots in 2004, and our non- propeller submarine "Sub-Sonic" broke the past world record of 3.15 knots with a speed of 3.35 knots in 2000.
Most recently, we achieved a three-way tie for third place out of 5 submarines in our category (two-man, propeller-driven) with Legasea at ISR '13.
Goals for 2013-2014: Make some kickin' rad designs that will help us achieve glorious victory at ISR '15
Principal Members: Akul Aggarwal, Arnav Aggarwal, Jenessa Aquino, Gladys Cruz, David Frank, Nathan Hui, Elliott LaBarge, James Maddocks, Alan Moore, Krishna Naik, Andrew Oliviera, Paxton Rothwell, Scot Tomer, Alistair Twombly
Consultants: Vlado Lubarda, Thomas Malphus, David Price, Ray Saraydarian
Competition: International Submarine Race
Does designing, building and racing a submarine sound awesome to you? It sounds awesome to us, which is why we're doing it!
The Human Powered Submarine team is always looking for companies and organizations to partner with.