LOW FREQUENCY VARIATION OF THE SURFACE SHAPE OF TIP REGION CAVITATION ON MARINE PROPELLER BLADES AND CORRESPONDING DISTURBANCES ON NEARBY SOLID BOUNDARIES

Two features are considered in this paper: (1) The effectiveness of the apparent volumes of water/cavitation bubble mixture on and near to heavily loaded blades in inducing fluctuating pressure on near and far field solid boundaries. (2) Cavitating bubbles may travel from the tip region of heavily loaded blades to nearby solid boundaries causing severe erosion and excitation of vibrations. Use has been made of high speed cameras, TV equipment and photogrammetry to provide basis for a "macro-type" of analysis of the highly complex phenomena indicated above. The accuracy of the photogrammetric method seems adequate for full scale tests. Exposure time i.e. radial-tangential motion of mixture may constitute a general difficulty for model work. A simple transfer function is developed, which relates volumes in translating motion (with moving surface) to nearby and far field velocity potential of low frequency. The effectiveness of mixture downstream of separation region on blade tip region - in causing disturbances in water - is briefly considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Eleventh Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, London, April 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res

    Radhusgaten 8, Sentrum
    Oslo,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Santvedt, T
    • Frivold, H
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 2-14
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  • Accession Number: 00139389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific & Indus Res
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM