CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows

Ville Viitanen, Antti Hynninen, Lars Lübke, Rhena Klose, Jukka Tanttari, Tuomas Sipilä, Timo Siikonen

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Abstract

A propeller in uniform homogeneous inflow is studied numerically utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational hydroacoustics (CHA). The investigations are performed at one propeller loading in wetted and cavitating conditions. The turbulence is modelled with Chien's k - ε model and Menter's SST k - ω with Explicit Algebraic Reynolds Stress Model (EARSM). The corresponding induced harmonic and broadband noise from the propeller are investigated numerically. The influence of the sheet and tip vortex cavitation and the employed turbulence modelling to the induced noise are studied. In this paper, the Potsdam Propeller Test Case (PPTC) propeller (Barkmann et al., 2011) is investigated. The propeller is operating in push configuration. The performance of the propeller in terms of global forces is compared with the model tests. The cavitation extents are compared with the observations made in model scale tests carried out in a cavitation tunnel. The global performance of the propeller is captured well in wetted and cavitating conditions. A good agreement has been achieved between the simulated and experimentally observed cavitation patterns, especially in the wake of the propeller. The cavitating tip vortex is captured exceptionally well in the simulations. The predicted noise emissions seem reasonable, and effects due to different turbulence closures or due to cavitation are recognized. Validation of the present acoustic simulations with experimental results is still needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors
Subtitle of host publicationSMP '17
EditorsAntonio Sánchez-Caja
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8608-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, smp'17 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Publication series

SeriesInternational Symposiums on Marine Propulsors

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, smp'17
Abbreviated titlesmp '17
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period12/06/1715/06/17

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propellers
underwater acoustics
two phase flow
computational fluid dynamics
cavitation flow
simulation
turbulence
acoustic simulation
vortices
Reynolds stress
scale models
wakes
closures
tunnels
broadband
harmonics

Keywords

  • marine propeller
  • hydroacoustics
  • cavitation
  • turbulence
  • modelling

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Viitanen, V., Hynninen, A., Lübke, L., Klose, R., Tanttari, J., Sipilä, T., & Siikonen, T. (2017). CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows. In A. Sánchez-Caja (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors: SMP '17 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. International Symposiums on Marine Propulsors
Viitanen, Ville ; Hynninen, Antti ; Lübke, Lars ; Klose, Rhena ; Tanttari, Jukka ; Sipilä, Tuomas ; Siikonen, Timo. / CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors: SMP '17. editor / Antonio Sánchez-Caja. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2017. (International Symposiums on Marine Propulsors).
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Viitanen, V, Hynninen, A, Lübke, L, Klose, R, Tanttari, J, Sipilä, T & Siikonen, T 2017, CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows. in A Sánchez-Caja (ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors: SMP '17. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, International Symposiums on Marine Propulsors, 5th International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, smp'17, Espoo, Finland, 12/06/17.

CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows. / Viitanen, Ville; Hynninen, Antti; Lübke, Lars; Klose, Rhena; Tanttari, Jukka; Sipilä, Tuomas; Siikonen, Timo.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors: SMP '17. ed. / Antonio Sánchez-Caja. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2017. (International Symposiums on Marine Propulsors).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Viitanen V, Hynninen A, Lübke L, Klose R, Tanttari J, Sipilä T et al. CFD and CHA simulation of underwater noise induced by a marine propeller in two-phase flows. In Sánchez-Caja A, editor, Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Marine Propulsors: SMP '17. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2017. (International Symposiums on Marine Propulsors).