The authors begin by noting the effect of propeller surface roughness upon a ship's propulsive performance. The mechanism by which roughness develops is then explained. Propeller efficiency can be maintained by regular high-quality blade grinding to keep the propeller in near new condition. This is a labor-intensive and expensive process. To control its cost and maximize its benefits, various recommendations are offered that make the grinding process as efficient and effective as possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article; DTIC distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Katsman, F M
    • Dityatev, S G
    • Savoyarova, I S
  • Publication Date: 1987-2

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  • Accession Number: 00655615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM