A Fully-Flooded Submarine
Powered by a Single SCUBA Diver
What we do
Real Life Engineering
Students on the team use computational fluid dynamics to predict the hull's hydrostatics and top speed, and finite element analysis to validate highly stressed parts of the drivetrain.
Scuba Diving Support
The sub is internally flooded, requiring the pilot to breathe from a SCUBA cylinder. Much like a bike, the pilot pedals to turn the propellers and has a joystick for steering.
The University of Michigan Human-Powered Submarine design team nurtures student engineers’ industrial experience and inspires societal significance for marine engineering innovation by advancing the body of knowledge in watercraft design in a public forum and training future engineers in highly-transferable technical skills including conceptualization, drafting, machining, and testing.
Unique Hull Builds
Our newest submarine
Make it happen
The University of Michigan Human Powered Submarine is headquartered at the Wilson Student Team Project Center.
Wilson Student Team Project Center
2603 Draper Dr
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109