RUDDER PROPELLERS BENEFIT FROM REDUCED TIP VORTICES

Two innovative solutions for increasing propeller efficiency by reducing the vortex formation have been developed. Both alternatives, the TVV (Tip-Vortex-Vane) propeller and HVV (Hub- Vortex-Vane) propeller, result in an appreciable improvement in propeller efficiency. However, with highly loaded propellers, which are characterised by strong vortices, a combination of a TVV propeller and a HVV propeller is a suitable means of achieving a considerable reduction of the losses caused by the two peripheral vortices. See also the following abstract.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, April 1996, p 42 [2 p, 4 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM