Adhesion problem of marine organisms often becomes a problem, in the case of ship, marine floating construction and sluice gate of power plant. These make fluid resistance of a hull increase, cause a buoyancy fall, or cause reducing coolant etc. Although these are chiefly removed by manual operation now, immense expense and immense labors, such as personnel expenses and time and effort, are needed. We tried application of an underwater shock wave, in order to solve these problems. Interference of a shock wave and the mechanism of marine organisms exfoliation were explored using the explosive and PMMA plate, which imitated a marine organisms adhesion. The process of exfoliation of organisms from PMMA plate was observed by using of the high-speed camera.

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