2010. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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The idea of the present study is to apply the advantages of neural networks to the choice of an optimum ship screw propeller as an introduction to more complex ship design problems. The neural network was created and trained to provide the characteristics of the maximum efficiency propeller. To train the network, data regarding the blade number, advance speed, delivered power, rate of revolution, diameter, pitch ratio, and expanded area ratio as well as thrust and efficiency were set as inputs and outputs. The testing of the network proved its efficiency, which makes it a reliable tool for the preliminary screw propeller selection.