Flow measurements around a propeller strut for a high-speed boat

Yasuaki Kohama, Risaburo Oba, Fukuo Ota, Makoto Ohyama, Yoshiyuki Terada

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    Systematic flow measurements were performed around a typical propeller strut of 13.8% in thickness ratio, designed for a high speed-boat engine, in a low turbulence wind tunnel as well as a cavitation tunnel, and also around a real strut equipted for an engine at sea. A relatively small drag coefficient CD ≠ 0.02 was obtained in the wind tunnel, indicating a strut having reasonable hydrodynamic performance. We also discussed the state of the boundary layer, the thickness distribution, the velocity distribution, the behavior of the following wake and cavitation performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2217-2224
    Number of pages8
    JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
    Issue number539
    Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering

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