FINFLO RANS-predictions for propeller performance

Tuomas Sipilä, Timo Siikonen, Ilkka Saisto

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    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
    PublisherInstitute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory (FDS)
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-86342-236-3
    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


    Conference2nd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, SMP'11
    Abbreviated titleSMP 2011


    • RANS
    • propeller
    • cavitation


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