As part of A.G. Weser's research and development project "Kapuce", which has the support of the West German Government, an extensive test program for a high-speed catamaran containership has been assigned to VWS, the experimental establishment in Berlin. The present paper gives an account of systematic propeller-cavitation tests (one of five items in this program) carried out with a 1:40-scale self-propelled model of a 324-m catamaran in the large depressurized circulation-tank at VWS. The object of these tests was to determine the effects of the test-area air pressure on cavitation and propulsion behavior and pressure fluctuations at the hull plating near the propellers. Experimental techniques, cavitation and propulsion tests, and hull-pressure measurements are described, together with a presentation and discussion of results obtained. Such tests are recommended, in particular, for fast ships with highly-loaded propellers. The paper includes some general information on further work to be undertaken with this depressurized tank. It is noted that planar-motion and certain other equipment is to be incorporated in the tank, and that studies of ship/model correlation and other problems will continue.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Schroedter (C) and Company

    Stubbenhuk 10
    Hamburg 11,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Fleischer, K P
    • Schuster, S
  • Publication Date: 1976-12


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • HANSA
    • Volume: 113
    • Issue Number: 24
    • Publisher: Deutsche Bahn AG

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM