CFD Modeling of Propeller Tip Vortex over Large Distances
Journal article, 2014

In this paper, a numerical study has been conducted to investigate the evolution of a ship propeller tip vortex over a large distance by using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) CFD method. In order to reduce numerical dissipation in tracking the tip vortex, a unique hybrid mesh structure was designed, and a vorticity confinement method was also introduced to further enhance the high resolution of the tip vortex.



ship propeller

Tip vortex


B. L. Zhang

J. Lou

C. W. Kang

A. Wilson

J. Lundberg

U. Svennberg

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Division of Marine Design

International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering

1053-5381 (ISSN)

Vol. 24 3 181-183

Subject Categories

Marine Engineering

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