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Propeller’s Open-Water Efficiency Prediction

  • Dejan RadojčićEmail author
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Abstract

Modeling propeller’s open water hydrodynamic characteristics is in many respects different from modeling resistance, although the same tools and methods are used. Two main differences should be emphasized: 1. Dependent variables that should be modeled simultaneously are thrust coefficient  and torque coefficient. By definition, these coefficients are interrelated (linked) through the expression for the open water efficiency.  2. While the dependent variables are always KT and KQ, the independent ones are some or all of the following: advance coefficient, pitch ratio, area ratio, number of blades  and cavitation number. This pre-determination makes modeling easier, since there is no need to search for optimum independent variables best suited for a particular propeller series.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Naval ArchitectureUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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