Accession Number : ADA185433

Title :   Propeller Design of U.S. Navy's SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) T-AGOS 19.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 86-Apr 87,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kim, Ki-Han ; Reed, Arthur M

PDF Url : ADA185433

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This paper presents the design process and model evaluation of a propeller for the U.S. Navy's research vessel, T-AGOS 19, with a SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) Configuration. The design procedure is discussed in detail including considerations of cavitation and propeller-excited vibratory forces. The design objective was to minimize the blade cavitation at various operating conditions. Model experimental results including powering and cavitation characteristics are presented which confirm the validity of the design process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MARINE PROPELLERS, NAVAL VESSELS(SUPPORT), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, VIBRATION, CAVITATION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE