In the preliminary design of ships, that is the design phase in which the ship size, speed, principal dimensions and proportions are to be determined, the application of computers is increasing rapidly. In this phase the hydrodynamic aspects, including resistance data, wake and thrust deduction data and the screw characteristics are of importance. In this paper the characteristics of screw propellers will be given in a form which make them suitable for use in preliminary design problems. These characteristics are obtained from the open-water tests results with the Wageningen B-screw series. The B-series screw type is used frequently in practice and possesses satisfactory efficiency and adequate cavitation properties. At present about 120 screw models of the B-series have been tested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design, held by IFIP/IFAC/JSNA, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 28-30, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North Holland Publishing Company

    335 Jan Van Galenstraat, P.O. Box 103
    Amsterdam-W,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Oosterveld, MWC
    • Vanoossanen, P
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: II-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Purdue University
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1974 12:00AM