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. The most recent competition was the International Submarine Races in 2009 located in Bethesda, Maryland. Our submarine, "Odin's Rage" placed 2nd in the non-propeller division with a top speed of 4.1 knots, while competing against teams from Canada, England, Venezuela, and top universities across the U.S. 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.
Goals for 2012-2013: finish building a seaworthy version of Legasea, and use it to kick butt in ISR '13.
Principal Members: Akul Aggarwal, Arnav Aggarwal, Jenessa Aquino, Gladys Cruz, David Frank, Nathan Hui, Elliott LaBarge, James Maddocks, Ali Makmalchi, 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.