FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance

Tuomas Sipilä, Timo Siikonen, Ilkka Saisto

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Abstract

Performance of the PTTC propeller has been investigated numerically according to the instructions given in the Propeller performance -workshop of the SMP'11 symposium. The calculations have been performed by the RANS equation solver FINFLO. The workshop tasks included a prediction of the propeller open water curves, the propeller wake field, and the cavitation behavior at three different operation points. The model experiments were made for a validation of the calculations at the SVA Potsdam towing tank and the cavitation tunnel. The propeller wake field was captured reasonably but a denser grid should be created in order to reach a better grid convergence. The influence of a turbulence model should also be investigated. The cavitation predictions show a qualitatively reasonable behavior
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Symposium on Marine Propulsors - smp’11 15 – 17 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany
Pages114-121
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, SMP'11 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 15 Jun 201117 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference2nd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, SMP'11
Abbreviated titleSMP 2011
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period15/06/1117/06/11

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propellers
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towing
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Keywords

  • RANS
  • propeller
  • cavitation

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Sipilä, T., Siikonen, T., & Saisto, I. (2011). FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance. In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Marine Propulsors - smp’11 15 – 17 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany (pp. 114-121). [II-2.11]
Sipilä, Tuomas ; Siikonen, Timo ; Saisto, Ilkka. / FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance. Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Marine Propulsors - smp’11 15 – 17 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany. 2011. pp. 114-121
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Sipilä, T, Siikonen, T & Saisto, I 2011, FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance. in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Marine Propulsors - smp’11 15 – 17 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany., II-2.11, pp. 114-121, 2nd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, SMP'11, Hamburg, Germany, 15/06/11.

FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance. / Sipilä, Tuomas; Siikonen, Timo; Saisto, Ilkka.

Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Marine Propulsors - smp’11 15 – 17 June 2011, Hamburg, Germany. 2011. p. 114-121 II-2.11.

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