ACCUMULATED EXPERIENCE WITH THE USE OF AN UNSTEADY LIFTING SURFACE ANALYSIS PROGRAM

In the 1970's problems caused by fluctuating hull surface pressures provided the motivation for the development of procedures for predicting the occurrence of unsteady cavitation on propeller blades and the resulting hull surface pressure fluctuations. A computer program incorporating such a procedure first came on-line in 1983 as a result of collaboration between the authors' institutions. Since that date the program has been continually updated to incorporate improvements in the algorithm and to take advantage of increases in computer power. Various versions of the program are now in use internationally by a large number of propeller design and research organisations. The paper gives a brief description of the analysis procedure and examples of experimental validation. The authors then draw on their experience of the use of the program to demonstrate its versatility and use in various problems associated with propeller design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROPCAV '95, Intl Conf on Propeller Cavitation Research; 16- 18 May; Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Sponsored by Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, et al. Pprs. Publ by Penshaw Press, Sunderland, UK, ISBN 0-9518806-4; p 253 [15 p, 6 ref, 10 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Glover, E J
    • Szantyr, J A
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM