A POSTWHIRL PROPULSOR FOR A SMALL VEHICLE

A novel postwhirl (PS) propulsor designed for a small vehicle is addressed. The major benefit of this design if the simplicity of the machinery arrangement. The challenge of this design is the low value of Reynolds number which may cause flow separation on the propulsor blade surfaces. Open-water and self-propulsion experimental results show that the performance predictions agree well with the measurements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Propellers/Shafting '94 Symposium; 20-21 Sept 1994; Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Sponsored and Publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr no 1 [7 p, 11 ref, 3 tab, 7 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Chen, B Y
    • Tseng, C L
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM