PROPELLER SERVICE EXPERIENCE

Based on an extensive database maintained by Lloyd's Register, the trends that occurred in propeller design and ship propulsion from 1965 through 1989 are reviewed. This analysis is extended to the different types of propeller failures experienced during these years, and to outlining the comparative trends in these failures. From this generalized statistical review, the paper proceeds to a discussion, in engineering terms, of a range of in-service problems encountered--among them, cavitation, fatigue failure, mechanical damage and power absorption. For these problems, it notes possible in-service remedial measures and indicates what probabilities of success exist under various circumstances. Areas where research is needed are highlighted.

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  • Authors:
    • Carlton, J S
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22p., incl. discuss.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00660179
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM