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Achievements and challenges in cavitation research on ship propellers

AuthorsTom van Terwisga, Erik van Wijngaarden, Johan Bosschers and Gert Kuiper
Conference/JournalInternational Shipbuilding Progress
DateMay 9, 2007

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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