Influence on Exciting Propeller Thrust Due to Interaction between Sail and Sail-Rudders

  • Mingzhou Chen
  • Qidou Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 162)


The main purpose of this paper is to verify whether sail-rudders cause exciting propeller thrust increase. Two submarine models, one has a sail, the other has both a sail and a pair of sail-rudders, are numerically simulated. Numerical computations of these models are executed based on realizable k-epsilon model. The results show that the model with sail-rudders has a less exciting propeller force at blade passing frequency. And sail-rudders could reduce exciting propeller forces of submarine.


CFD Propeller Exciting Thrust 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Naval University of EngineeringWuhanChina

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