A general purpose finite element code is applied to estimate the stress, deflection, and fundamental natural frequency of a number of propellers with various loading distributions. Correlation with measured data is achieved with plate and brick elements and with quadrilateral and triangular platforms. Some design issues are explored.
Practical Experience with Finite Element Analysis of Propeller Blades
Brockett, Terry, and Theodore Brockett. "Practical Experience with Finite Element Analysis of Propeller Blades." Paper presented at the SNAME 7th Propeller and Shafting Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, September 1994. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-1994-019
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