BLADE SPINDLE MOMENT ON CONTROLLABLE-PITCH PROPELLERS

Blade spindle moment was determined experimentally for a series of four controllable-pitch (C-P) propellers. The propellers of the series were five-bladed and the series exhibited variation in blade skew and blade area. Blade spindle moment values due to dydrodynamic and centrifugal forces are presented. These values were determined in steady state operating conditions for a large range of blade pitch settings and for the range of controllable-pitch propeller advance between the 'lock-shaft' astern operating conditions. The spindle moment data which are presented will enable designers of C-P propeller systems to estimate blade spindle moment loads and the input power necessary to rotate C-P blades during maneuvers. Recommendations are made for methods of applying blade skew to C-P propellers in order to gain improved cavitation performance and vibratory characteristics without compromising blade turning capabilities. (Modified author abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Denny, S B
    • Stephens, H G
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-001-14 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM