THE WAGENINGEN B-SCREW SERIES

The Wageningen B-screw series have been extended gradually to 21 screw series having blade numbers ranging from 2 to 7 and blade-area ratios between 0.30 and 1.05. Recently, the existing screw series were correlated with the new screw series with an up-to-date fairing technique. This correlation was made by means of a regression analysis. Further, the influence of the Reynolds number ( scale effect ) on the test results was taken into account. For ship maneuvering studies, it is necessary to know the propeller thrust and torque characteristics over a wider range of operating conditions. Therefore, open-water tests with B-series screws over the entire region of operation were carried out. In order to obtain systematic knowledge on the cavitation characteristics of the B-screw series in a uniform flow, tests have been conducted. The curves for cavitation inception were established and the influence of cavitation on propeller thrust and torque was determined.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • van Lammeren, WPA
    • van Manen, J D
    • Oosterveld, MWC
  • Publication Date: 1969-11-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00005966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM