TUNNEL HULL CAVITATION AND PROPELLER INDUCED PRESSURE INVESTIGATION
Cavitation performance of two propellers at different hull clearance-to-diameter ratios in a tunnel hull model are presented, as well as the propeller-induced pressures measured in the tunnel wall. Cavitation performance of the two propellers in uniform flow is also included. The propellers operating in the tunnel hull were found to be more efficient than in uniform flow. Predominate features of the induced pressure measurements were the blade-frequency harmonics. There was no evidence of flow separation on the tunnel hull model at simulated ship speeds of 45 knots.
Naval Ship Research and Development CenterShip Performance Center
Bethesda, MD United States 20034
Naval Ship Engineering CenterNorfolk Division, Naval Station
Norfolk, VA United States 23511
- Peck, J G
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 38 p.
- TRT Terms: Blades (Machinery); Cavitation (Mechanics); Cavitation erosion; Excitation; Propellers; Vibration
- Old TRIS Terms: Blade frequency vibration; Propeller excitation; Propeller induced vibration
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084847
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-597-01 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 19 1975 12:00AM