Effect of Operational Conditions on the Cavitation Inception Speed of Naval Propellers

AuthorsTerwisga, T.J.C. van, Noble, D.J., Veer, R. van't, Assenberg, F., McNeice, B. and Terwisga, P.F. van
Conference/Journal25th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, St. John's, Canada
DateAug 1, 2004

A propeller analysis package for time domain simulations is described that permits evaluation of the effects of variable operating conditions on propeller cavitation inception in a seaway. The simulation tool is applied to a representative naval ship and propeller design to illustrate the effect of sea state, heading and propeller control strategy on the cavitation inception speed.

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