OPTIMIZATION OF PROPULSION SPEEDS

A computer design method for calculating fixed pitched propellers for a given ship. The propeller calculation uses Lerbs 11-Point Induction Factor Method, optimum geometry for given cavitation numbers, and strength analysis for blade sections. Optimization calculations produce the highest efficiency propeller for the ship specifications and produce the lowest fuel consumption propeller to satisfy combined specifications of engine, gear, and ship.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Ocean Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Koreger Jr, N B
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044169
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM