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Propulsion and Cavitation Performance of a Propeller Designed for a Naval Fleet Oiler (AO 177) (Model 5326, Propeller 4677).
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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A new propeller was designed for a Naval Fleet Oiler AO 177. Powering and cavitation experiments were conducted with the new propeller, and comparisons made to the previous design. Experimental results show that the new propeller meets all required design conditions regarding powering and cavitation erosion. Author
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