This paper summarizes the findings of an experimental study on the full-scale stress measurements and fatigue behavior of a full-size aircraft carrier propeller. Supplementary data on the fatigue characteristics of the manganese bronze propeller material of a patrol craft propeller were included. Fatigue life predictions based on the nominal stress and fracture mechanics concepts are analyzed and discussed. There is evidence that with accurate imputs as to stress levels and service loadings, a fracture mechanics approach appears to be a rational method of estimating the fatigue life of large propellers from specimen data. (Author)

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Gatzoulis, J
    • Werchniak, W
    • Czyryca, E J
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 65-75
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  • Accession Number: 00095163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM