Further computer-analyzed data of the Wageningen B-screw series
Author Oosterveld, M.W.C. and Oossanen, P. van
Title Further computer-analyzed data of the Wageningen B-screw series
Conference/Journal International Shipbuilding Progress
Month July
Year 1975
Volume 22
Number 251

Abstract
In this paper the open-water characteristics of the Wageningen B-series propellers are given in polynomials for use in preliminary ship design studies by means of a computer. These polynomials were obtained with the aid of a multiple regression analysis of the original open-water test data of the 120 propeller models comprising the B-series. All test data was corrected for Reynolds effects by means of an 'equivalent profile' method developed by Lerbs. For this Reynolds number effect additional polynomials are given. Criteria are included to facilitate the choice of expanded blade area and blade thickness. Finally, a number of new type of diagrams are given with which the optimum diameter and optimum RPM can easily be determined.

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