Various wake alignment techniques which have been developed in the past for the analysis of non-cavitating propellers in uniform inflows are reviewed and some of them are extended in the case of cavitating flows subject to inclined inflows. The effect of the inclined trailing wake geometry on the predicted cavities and blade forces is found to be significant. Predicted open flow characteristics and unsteady forces acting on the blades of an inclined shaft propeller are compared to those predicted by other methods, as well as those measured in experiments.

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