This paper deals with hovercraft propellers intended for civil or military craft which have to meet stringent requirements, akin to airworthiness regulations on civil aircraft. Early problems in designing these propellers, such as estimating the airflow into the propeller disc, are discussed. Characteristics of propeller hub design, propeller resonances, and aerodynamics of propeller blades, among others, are all considered. The problem of corrosion is also discussed, as is propeller noise, with the possible solution to the noise problem lying in the utilization of reinforced plastic blades.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the United Kingdom Hovercraft Society, Oct. 31, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Kalerghi Publications

    51 Welbeck Street
    London W1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Russell, J B
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00057268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM