Simulation of incompressible viscous flow around a ducted propeller using a RANS equation solver

Antonio Sanchez Caja, Patrik Rautaheimo, Timo Siikonen

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    The incompressible viscous flow around a marine ducted propeller is simulated by solving the RANS equations with the k-epsilon turbulence model. The FINFLO solver developed at Helsinki University of Technology is used in the calculations. FINFLO is a multiblock cell-centered finite-volume computer code with sliding mesh, moving-grid and free-surface capabilities. In this paper, the flow over a Ka series propeller and NSMB nozzle 19A is analyzed. The calculated flow patterns downstream of the propeller and duct are illustrated and compared with experiments for one advance number. Calculated thrust and torque are also provided for several advance numbers. Good correlation with experiments is obtained in terms of force coefficients and velocity distributions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
    PublisherNational Academies Press
    ISBN (Print)978-0-309-25467-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event23rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics - Val de Reuil, France
    Duration: 17 Sep 200122 Sep 2001


    Conference23rd Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics
    CityVal de Reuil

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