This paper presents results of water tunnel model experiments and analytical predictions for the propeller-induced unsteady hull surface pressures and blade cavitation produced by a high-power destroyer propeller. The experimental results were obtained with a large model propeller run in the proximity of a partial stern representation of a generic combatant ship hull form, and offer a comprehensive picture of the distribution of unsteady pressure amplitudes near the propeller . There is good agreement between calculated and experimental results for the unsteady surface pressure amplitudes. Predicted blade cavitation patterns s how fair agreement only for the leading sheet cavities.
Cavitation and Hull Pressure Excitation Characteristics for a Combatant Ship Propeller
Wilson, M. B. , and D. S. Jenkins. "Cavitation and Hull Pressure Excitation Characteristics for a Combatant Ship Propeller." Paper presented at the SNAME Propellers '88 Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, September 1988. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-1988-22
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