In-Behind Performance of an Ice Classed Propeller in Model and Ship-Scale
Paper in proceeding, 2021

A CFD study in both model and ship-scale is conducted to compare the in-behind performance of an ice classed to a conventional propeller. In ship-scale the performance degradation of the ice classed propeller in-behind is less than in open water. Through evaluation of the blades performance tangentially and radially in the wake it is observed that the ice classed blade is superior at very low load, the blunter profiles is less sensitive to negative angles of attack. Contrary, in model-scale a larger difference in performance is noted between the propellers in-behind than expected from open water performance. This is most probably related to differences in Reynolds number between model-scale open water and self-propulsion tests, the thicker profiles of the ice classed propeller makes it additionally punished by the low Reynolds numbers of the self-propulsion tests.

Hull-propulsion system interaction

Ice classed propeller

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Author

Jennie Andersson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Robert Gustafsson

Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Research Centre

Rikard Johansson

Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Research Centre

Rickard Bensow

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Marine Technology

Proceedings of IX International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, MARINE 2021

IX International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering, MARINE 2021
(virtual), ,

Analysis and optimisation of marine propulsion systems - part 2

Swedish Energy Agency (38849-2), 2019-01-01 -- 2021-06-30.

Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Research Centre, 2019-01-01 -- 2021-06-30.

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Subject Categories

Vehicle Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

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Created

12/3/2021