Design studies of the manoeuvring performance of rudder-propeller systems
Molland, A.F., Turnock, S.R. and Smithwick, J.E.T. (1998) Design studies of the manoeuvring performance of rudder-propeller systems. In, Oosterveld, M.C.W. and Tan, S.G. (eds.) Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 1998. Seventh International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Mobile Units (PRADS '98) Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, 807-816. (Developments in Marine Technology 11).
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The fundamental basis for a rudder design methodology as a computational tool for deriving forces and moments on a ship rudder is described. Rudder performance for a wide range of rudder geometries and positions downstream of a propeller or in the free-stream can be determined. The software uses the fundamental physical processes which control rudder and propeller interaction coupled with a large set of wind tunnel test data to produce accurate and workable results for design. Rather than curve fitting, the correction algorithm applies a change to the force on the rudder to the nearest known set of data. This ensures that the software experimental database is utilised fully. The rapid prediction of rudder forces, be they for manoeuvring force prediction or rudder design strength calculation, allows the designer to consider the effect on rudder performance of the principal design constraints.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||ship manoeuvring, ship rudder design|
|Subjects:||V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2009|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:53|
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