Accession Number : AD0859375

Title :   Experimental Performance and Steering Characteristics of Cycloidal Propellers

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.

Corporate Author : DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Ficken, Norman L ; Dickerson, Mary C

PDF Url : AD0859375

Report Date : Jul 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The report presents performance and steering characteristics of cycloidal propellers obtained from model tests for a series of cycloidal motions with various pitch ratios. Most of the results presented are for a six-bladed cycloidal propeller. Some performance characteristic curves obtained for a propeller with two and three blades are also included for comparison.

Descriptors :   *CYCLOIDAL PROPELLERS, *SHIP HULLS, EFFICIENCY, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, LOADS(FORCES), MODEL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), PITCH(MOTION), PROPELLER BLADES, STEERING, TEST FACILITIES, THRUST, TORQUE

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE