Cavitation realities

AuthorsJan-Bart Verkuyl
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 71
DateSep 1, 2000
Reading time3 minutes

Over the years significant progress has been made in the prediction of cavitation behaviour using a combination of calculation and model tests.However, as Jan-Bart Verkuyl reports, scale effects continue to complicate predictions, so full-scale cavitation observations are indispensable for the evaluation of a propeller design, for troubleshooting and for the interpretation of model tests.

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sustainable propulsionresistance and propulsionmarine systemsdefencepassengers and yachtingtransport and shippingmonitoringtrials and monitoringcavitationfull scale