Accurate capture of rudder-propeller interaction using a coupled blade element momentum-RANS approach

Phillips, A.B., Furlong, M.E. and Turnock, S.R. (1970) Accurate capture of rudder-propeller interaction using a coupled blade element momentum-RANS approach. In, 12th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Cortona, Italy, 04 - 06 Oct 2009. Cortona, Italy, 6pp.


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Ship rudders are almost always placed downstream of the propeller so they can take advantage of the increased local velocity due to the presence of the propeller race. The methods discussed in this paper replicate the flow integrated effects of the propeller which generates an accelerated and swirled onset flow onto the rudder. As long as the radial variation in axial and tangential momentum (including hull and rudder interaction effects) generated by the propeller are included, then the influence of the unsteady propeller flow can be removed and ’steady’ calculations performed to evaluate propeller rudder interaction. Three different body force propeller models will be
considered and numerical results will be compared with experiments by Molland and Turnock [1, 2, 3], using the modified Wageningen B4.40 propeller and Rudder No.2

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: rudder-propeller interaction, blade element momentum, cfd
Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 69140
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 January 1970UNSPECIFIED
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:55

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