This paper describes several new approaches to the solution of the hydrodynamic design/analysis problem for a wide class of propulsors including ducted, podded, waterjets (and even conventional open propellers). This work builds on the concept of the coupled axisymmetric j/ow/lifting surface representation of the total flow field initially developed in the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory at MIT starting in the early 1990's.
Improved Algorithms for the Design/Analysis of Multi-Component Complex Propulsors
Kerwin, Justin E., Michael, Thad J., and Stephen K. Neely. "Improved Algorithms for the Design/Analysis of Multi-Component Complex Propulsors." Paper presented at the SNAME 11th Propeller and Shafting Symposium, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, September 2006. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-2006-17
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