publication . Doctoral thesis . 2009

Propeller performance analysis using lifting line theory

Flood, Kevin M.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2009
  • Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology
CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) Thesis document Approved for public release ; distribution is unlimited Propellers are typically optimized to provide the maximum thrust for the minimum torque at a specific number of revolutions per minute (RPM) at a particular ship speed. This process allows ships to efficiently travel at their design speed. However, it is useful to know how the propeller performs during off-design conditions. This is especially true for naval warships whose missions require them to perform at a wide range of speeds. Currently the Open-source Propeller Design and Analysis Program can design and analyze a propeller only at a given operating condit...
free text keywords: Torque, Speed
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