ON THE OPTIMUM WAGENINGEN B-SERIES PROPELLER PROBLEM WITH CAVITATION-LIMITING RESTRAINT

For the most widely encountered preliminary propeller design problem, in which absorbed power and speed of revolutions are given and the speed of advance estimated, three simultaneous equations are derived from which, using the Wageningen B-Series polynomial coefficients for propeller thrust and torque coefficients with Reynolds number corrections, the optimum blade area ratio, pitch ratio, and advance coefficient can be solved mathematically by means of an iterative procedure on a digital computer. With these variables known, the propeller particulars, thrust and torque coefficients, optimum efficiency, and open-water and cavitation characteristics can easily be calculated.

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    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Markussen, P A
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00195367
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM