EVALUATION OF SIDE THRUSTER PERFORMANCE

Data on thrust, size and prime mover power for side thrusters are difficult to evaluate directly for different makes. Tests with side thrusters on ships constitute a valuable basis for estimating obtainable thrust. The tests are difficult to carry through with sufficient accuracy. Further testing on board should be done with different side thruster makes. Values from full scale tests with KaMeWa controllable pitch side thrusters show acceptable conformity with corresponding pamphlet values. The effectiveness ratio has been calculated, based on pamphlet data from eight makers of controllable pitch side thrusters with Kaplan-shaped blades. For a number of the side thrusters investigated, too favourable a performance has been stated in the pamphlets.

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    International Periodical Press

    193 Heemraadssingel
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Norrby, R A
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

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  • Accession Number: 00072532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Periodical Press
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM