State-of-the-art of IHI marine propeller design is presented in this paper, including a number of significant developments in marine propellers which were designed to meet the needs of the time. The increased demand for higher efficiency was motivated by the energy crisis of the 1970s, and resulted in the development of the grim vane wheel propellers system and contra-rotating propeller systems in the 1980s. Present demand is for more research and development into propellers of reduced cavitation and increased efficiency. Furthermore, propeller design now requires consideration of correct matching with the hull, rudder and other appendages to solve these problems. The design concept was applied to a high speed car ferry cruising at 29.4 knots. Finally, some new research reflecting moving trends and future markets is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ishikawajima-Harima Engng Rev, v 36 n 1, Jan 1996, p 18 [7 p, 13 ref, 11 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Toyama, S
    • Fujino, R
    • ISHIDA, S
  • Publication Date: 1996


  • Japanese

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  • Accession Number: 00727685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM