ON THE USE OF LIFTING SURFACE THEORY FOR MODERATELY-AND HEAVILY-LOADED SHIP PROPELLERS

In this study a theoretical model for the action of a ship propeller is presented. The model is used for analysis of the performance of propellers in open water. Good correlation with experimental results is found in the lightly-, moderately- and heavily-loaded domains of the propeller operation. Main features of the model are: a lifting-surface representation of the propeller blades (which requires no foreknowledge of lifting blade-section properties); effects of slipstream rotation and contraction and of radial velocities are taken into account in the fulfilment of the boundary condition at the lifting surface. Order from BSRA as No. 49,919.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Netherlands Ship Model Basin

    Haagsteed 2, P.O. Box 28
    Wageningen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Gent, W
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication No. 536
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM