A RATIONAL APPROACH TO PROPELLER GEOMETRY
A system of geometry definition and resulting mathematical relationships is presented for describing propeller blades as "ordinary" three-dimensional bodies. Topics discussed include coordinate system characteristics, foil section geometry, pitch helix relationships, calculation of coordinates, interpolation methods, surface normals, and planar sections. Applications and examples discussed include stress analysis, numerically controlled machinery, pattern construction, and dimensional checking of blades.
- Paper presented at Propellers 75, Philadelphia, Pa., July 22-23, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Klein, J L
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Blades (Machinery); Manufactures; Propeller blades; Propellers; Stresses
- Old TRIS Terms: Blade stresses; Propeller geometry; Propeller manufacture
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00099337
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: #11
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM