VTT has numerically investigated the hydrodynamic performance of a Compact Azipod unit at full and model scale at the design operation point. VTT used RANSE (Reynolds-Averaged-Navier-Stokes Equation) solver FINFLO in the calculations. Scale effects are shown for the forces on different components of the unit. Pressure distributions and streamlines are presented to illustrate regions of 3D separation on the strut and pod.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings in 2nd International conference on technical advances in Podded propulsion|
|Place of Publication||Brest|
|Publisher||University of Brest|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Technological Advances in Podded Propulsion,TPOD 2006 - L'aber Wrac'h, France|
Duration: 3 Oct 2006 → 5 Oct 2006
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Technological Advances in Podded Propulsion,TPOD 2006|
|Period||3/10/06 → 5/10/06|
Sanchez Caja, A., & Pylkkänen, J. V. (2006). RANS predictions for flow patterns around a compact azipod. In Proceedings in 2nd International conference on technical advances in Podded propulsion University of Brest.