Recent Development of a CFD Package for Marine Propeller Performance Evaluation

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, October, 17-20, 2000, Beijing, China
AbstractThis paper describes procedures and methodologies that were recently developed to enhance the capabilities of an in-house time-domain panel method code, Propella. This non-uniform inflow, potential-flow based solver now has the capabilities of predicting the hydrodynamic characteristics for a propeller-nozzle-rudder assembly and for partially cavitating propellers under arbitrary cavitation numbers. An automated propeller spatial geometry and surface mesh generator and a 3D unsteady CFD visualization component as a pre- and postprocessor using object-oriented technology with MFC and OpenGL were also developed. Loads for both propeller-nozzle-rudder assembly and a cavitating propeller-nozzle-rudder assembly and a cavitating propeller-nozzle-rudder assembly and a cavitating propeller were presented. Comparison of the integrated values Kt and Kq with experiment was made. Comparisons showed agreements with the measured ones.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierIR-2000-13
NRC number5745
NPARC number8896052
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