The main articles in this feature on propellers, thrusters and steering gear are: "Should Ship Performance Be Predicted by Calculation?," arguing that accurate prediction from calculations, verified by full-scale tests, are frequently an appropriate substitute for quantitative model testing; "Attractions of Right- Angle-Drive Propellers," discussing the advantages that Aquamaster- Rauma of Finland claims accrue with the use of steerable right- angle-drive propeller units as propulsion packages, particularly units with contrarotating blades; "Steering Gear to Meet Latest IMO Rules," noting the latest improvements in steering gear being marketed by various manufacturers; and "The Effect of Rudder Location on Hull Vibration," describing a study to assess the effect of offline positioning upon the hydrodynamic excitation forces experienced by a rudder, and therefore on the level of the vibratory forces transmitted to a ship's hull.

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  • Pagination: 10 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00660723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM