STRUCTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DESIGN OF PROPELLER BLADES

The state of the art is reviewed for predicting analytically and measuring, in the model or full scale, loads on propeller blades and the resulting stresses and deformations. Examples are next given of the utility of beam theory and the finite element method during the lifting-line and post lifting-surface stages of design, respectively. An economic assessment is finally offered of the various methods that can be used prior to construction to minimize blade failures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at Propellers 75, Philadelphia, Pa., July 22-23, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Vassilopoulis, L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM