WIT Press


Marine Propeller Performance: Computational Prediction And Experimental Validation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM990191

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

872 kb

Author(s)

A. Baquero & A. Haimov

Abstract

An outline of the recent developments behind THPUF-3A computer program, based on MIT/UTA publications and its user-friendly implementation at EPMB are given. The present work is dedicated to the validation of this propeller performance code by comparison with model test data of EPMB for sheet cavity extents on the blades and steady forces for several propellers in open water and behind ship conditions, as well as the hull pressure fluctuations due to propeller cavitation. The very promising results obtained permit to conclude that THPUF- 3A is a powerful tool for marine propeller design purposes. 1 Introduction The computer-aided marine propeller performance prediction is of permanent interest and development in naval engineering. The experimental validation is a necessary task to be done after the deve

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