Accession Number:

ADA050568

Title:

Cavitation Performance Characteristics of Supercavitating Propellers 4698 and 4699,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Two model supercavitating propellers were characterized over a range of cavitation numbers and advance coefficients. The results of these characterizations are presented in curves and tabular form. The propeller performance as predicted from these experiments is compared to design prediction. It was found that one of the propellers would reach 95 percent of design speed at design rpm whereas the other propeller would reach 109 percent of its design speed at design rpm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE