A theoretical method for determining optimum circulation distributions for propeller/stator combinations and determining the circumferential variation in circulation for non-axisymmetric stators is presented. Comparisons of theoretical predictions and water tunnel measurements are given for a given propeller operating behind an axisymmetric and a non-axismmetric stator. Theoretical comparisons are made between a hypothetical propeller designed to operate without a stator, and optimum propeller/stator design. This comparison includes predictions of efficiency, unsteady loading and cavitation.
Hydrodynamic Aspects of Propeller/Stator Design
Kerwin, J. E. , Coney, W. B. , and C-Y Hsin. "Hydrodynamic Aspects of Propeller/Stator Design." Paper presented at the SNAME Propellers '88 Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, September 1988. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-1988-03
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