Achievements and challenges in cavitation research on ship propellers
Author Tom van Terwisga, Erik van Wijngaarden, Johan Bosschers and Gert Kuiper
Title Achievements and challenges in cavitation research on ship propellers
Conference/Journal International Shipbuilding Progress
Year 2007
Volume 54
Number 2-3

Abstract
This paper reviews cavitation research on ship propellers performed in the recent past in MARIN’s Depressurized Towing Tank and cavitation tunnels. Cases are presented through which advances have been made possible in the design of propellers and ships, and unresolved issues are discussed that form the challenges of future research. Our focus is on inception, hull-pressure fluctuations, and erosion on propeller blades and rudders.

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