A quasi-steady method for efficiently conducting open water model tests

AuthorsLafeber, F.H., Brouwer, J. and Dang, J.
Conference/Journal3rd International Conference on Advanced Model Measurement Technology for the EU Maritime Industry (AMT), Gdansk, Poland
DateSep 17, 2013

Open water tests of propellers, pod units and thruster units are usually performed in a steady manner where the forward velocity and propeller rotation rate are constant during each measurement. It can require a considerable amount of time in the towing tank to complete an open water diagram with this method. Therefore, a faster method is proposed.

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