This study deals with the preliminary design of the propeller using the B-screw series. A critical analysis of the original data published by NSMB showed the need of a correction for laminar flow effects. A correction method has been implemented and the corrected results showed excellent agreement with experimental data. The optimization problem, including a machine model, is stated in mathematical terms using the B-series. The formulation permits a statistical optimization of the propeller for a variety of weather or load conditions to be encountered. This new formulation of the propeller-hull-machine-wake system defines a more meaningful optimization criterion, such as minimizing fuel consumption. Four examples are worked out to demonstrate the new method. In one of the examples, the selection of the propeller for a containership operating in a specified route is worked out in detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Triantafyllou, M S
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 1978 12:00AM