Accession Number:

AD0411980

Title:

BASE-VENTED PROPELLER,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION CHINA LAKE CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report describes the design and testing of a propeller with base-vented blades. A semi ellipse with a parallel afterbody was chosen as a cross section for the blades. This shape, with a trailing cavity, has a lower cavitation index than a blade section of the same thickness ratio that converges to a thin trailing edge. The blade shape has a large area moment for increased strength and a relatively large leading-edge radius, which reduces the tendency for a low pressure region to develop at the leading edge attributable to an off-design angle of attack. The low cavitation index allows the blade to op erate at moderate depths at high forward velocity and rpm. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE