DESIGN AND MODEL EVALUATION OF A HIGHLY SKEWED PROPELLER FOR A CARGO SHIP

This paper presents the design process and model evaluation of a highly-skewed propeller for a modern cargo ship. The design process is discussed in detail including considerations of cavitation, mean and fatigue strength, and propeller-excited vibratory forces. Model experimental results are presented which confirm the validity of the design process and show that the highly-skewed propeller possesses propulsion performance comparable to the propeller now fitted to the ship, has less tendency towards cavitation erosion than this propeller, and possesses adequate strength for head and steady astern operation. Theoretical calculations indicate that the highly-skewed propeller will produce lower vibration excitation forces than the propeller currently fitted to the ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work funded by Maritime Administration and Moore-McCormack Lines Incorporated. Presented at the meeting of the Chesapeake Section of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Ship Performance Department
    Bethesda, MD  USA  20034
  • Authors:
    • Boswell, R J
    • Cox, G G
  • Publication Date: 1973-3-14

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM