Procedures for the design, analysis, and model tests of a preswirl stator-propeller system for a 300,000 DWT VLCC are described Five stators were designed and tested using the existing propeller for a 300,000 DWT VLCC in order to verify the effectiveness of the stator-propeller system. Maximum 6.5% decrease in delivered power at the design speed (15.5 knots) would be achieved with the designed stator-propeller system.

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