A cyclic pitch propulsion system is an advanced propulsor concept that offers several advantages when compared to conventional propeller systems. The cyclic pitch system produced both thrust and manoeuvring forces so that conventional control surfaces can be eliminated. In addition, the cyclic pitch capability can be used to reduce unsteady forces on the propeller that can cause undesirable vibrations on the ship. The unsteady panel method program USAERO is demonstrated as an analysis tool for this type of propulsor, two example calculations are presented, and a real implementation of cyclic pitch is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Propellers/Shafting '94 Symposium; 20-21 Sept 1994; Virginia Beach, VA, USA. Sponsored and Publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr no 2 [10 p, 9 ref, 1 tab, 7 fig]
  • Authors:
    • MURRAY, B
    • Fraser, J
  • Publication Date: 1994


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  • Accession Number: 00717696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM