Tradeoffs in ship propulsion control: engine overloading and cavitation inception in operational conditions

AuthorsVrijdag, A., Stapersma, D. and Van Terwisga, T.J.C.
Conference/Journal9th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC), Hamburg
DateApr 1, 2008

This paper shows that one single pitch-shaft speed relation not always results in favourable propulsion system behaviour. It is demonstrated that adverse effects of off-design conditions can be counteracted by using a condition dependent pitch-shaft speed relation.

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