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Design and performance of an electric tip-driven thruster

Abu Sharkh, S.M., Turnock, S.R. and Hughes, A.W. (2003) Design and performance of an electric tip-driven thruster Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 217, (3), pp. 133-147. (doi:10.1243/147509003322255840).

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A 250 mm diameter demonstrator electromagnetic tip-driven propeller (ETDP) unit has been designed, built and tested in a towing tank at zero advance speed and for a range of advance speeds. The aims have been to assess the performance, efficiency and general practicalities of such a propeller for use on underwater vehicles. An overview is given of the general design philosophy and practical design issues of the demonstrator. The testing procedure is described and performance results are presented.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: thruster, integrated thruster, tip-driven, ducted propeller, integrated electronic motor


Local EPrints ID: 22485
ISSN: 1475-0902
PURE UUID: 6bd2ba04-747e-4c60-8a65-61d84af890b9
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:21

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Author: S.M. Abu Sharkh
Author: S.R. Turnock ORCID iD
Author: A.W. Hughes

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