Hydro-elastic analysis of a propeller using CFD and FEM co-simulation

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a two-way Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) co-simulation of a marine propeller under operational loading. The case of study was the quasi-static elastic response of Marintek propeller P1374 in a steady flow condition. A two-way FSI co-simulation with the Fluent CFD-code and the Abaqus structural FE-code utilizing MpCCI interface was applied successfully. The so-called weak coupling was used, which means that each problem is solved separately and during each time step some variables are exchanged and inserted into the equations of the other problem. The results were compared with experimental data, which had been published earlier.
    Agreement between calculated and measured thrust and torque coefficients was good. The order of magnitude of blade displacements corresponded to the measured ones. However, the simulated twist of the blade was smaller than the measured one. Also the simulated modifications to the performance characteristics were smaller than the measured ones. One possible reason for this can be the uncertainties in material properties of the blade. The measured propeller had been 3D printed in plastic, which may have impact on the material properties.
    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 pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8608-0
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 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
    Computational fluid dynamics
    Fluid structure interaction
    Finite element method
    Materials properties
    Steady flow
    Torque
    Plastics

    Keywords

    • fluid-structure interaction
    • CFD
    • FEM
    • Co-simulation

    Cite this

    Nieminen, V. (2017). Hydro-elastic analysis of a propeller using CFD and FEM co-simulation. 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
    Nieminen, Vesa. / Hydro-elastic analysis of a propeller using CFD and FEM co-simulation. 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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    Nieminen, V 2017, Hydro-elastic analysis of a propeller using CFD and FEM co-simulation. 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.

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    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).

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    Nieminen V. Hydro-elastic analysis of a propeller using CFD and FEM co-simulation. 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).