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The design and construction of model ship propeller blades in hybrid composite materials

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A description is given of the design and construction in hybrid composite materials of a model ship propeller for use in wind tunnel tests The reasons for the choice of a glass/carbon reinforced composite material for the blade manufacture are discussed. Results are presented for tests carried out on hybrid composite samples prepared by wet-Iav-up by hand under practical manufacturing conditions. The design stress levels used in the final design were based on the test results for the samples. A description is given of the blade design and the production method. Successful operation of the propeller has confirmed the suitable application of the chosen material for the blades.

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Molland, A.F. and Turnock, S.R. (1991) The design and construction of model ship propeller blades in hybrid composite materials Composites Manufacturing, 2, (1), pp. 39-47. (doi:10.1016/0956-7143(91)90157-C).

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Published date: March 1991
Keywords: hybrid composite design, hybrid composite production, ship propeller
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 66498
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66498
ISSN: 0956-7143
PURE UUID: 9d6c9d8c-7aaf-463f-ab54-2d354e549ded
ORCID for S.R. Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 24 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:24

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