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Manufacturing Process of Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Stefanus Girindra Wardhana, Luqman Haris, Hujjatul Anam, Agus Budiyono, Aris Budiyarto


A diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) Ganendra RI-1 mk. II, also known as an underwater propulsion vehicle or underwater scooter is an item of equipment used by scuba diving and rebreather divers underwater to increase the range and speed of exploration. The Diver Propulsion Vehicle is a good concept for spying and underwater documentation device. The design of the Diver Propulsion Vehicle is compact and sturdy to make it easy to be carried by two persons. The material used was fiber reinforced composite. The manufacturing process employed for this product is Vacuum Assisted Resin Infusion (VARI) process. The ultimate tensile test of the prototype’s shell (GFRP) is 330.45 MPa. The prototype accomplished 150 mins dive at an average speed of 3.5 knots without any leaks.


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