EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF UNSTEADY FORCES ON CONTRAROTATING PROPELLERS IN UNIFORM FLOW

This report reviews the development of equipment and procedures for the measurement of unsteady forces and moments on contrarotating propellers in the 24-inch water tunnel and presents the results from 4 x 4 and 4 x 5 bladed propeller sets in uniform flow. A serious problem encountered was that of maintaining the two propellers in a constant phase relationship. The unsteady thrust and torque measured on a 4 x 4 propeller set and the unsteady side forces and bending moments measured on a 4 x 5 set in both cases were larger on the forward propeller. A recently developed program for computing unsteady loading on contrarotating propellers was used to calculate values for the experimental conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Miller, Marc L
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SPD-659-01
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM