Cavitation Performance of a Propeller Design for a Naval Auxiliary Oiler (AO 177) (Model 5326 with Design Propeller 4645)
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Cavitation experiments were performed on a model propeller designed for AO 177. The results showed satisfactory performance concerning power loss However, a potential problem with erosion is predicted based on these results. Additional erosion studies are recommended.
- Marine Engineering