Manoeuvring forces on azimuthing podded propulsor model

Maciej Reichel
2007 Polish Maritime Research  
Manoeuvring forces on azimuthing podded propulsor model This paper presents the preliminary part of comprehensive manoeuvring open-water tests of a gas carrier model. The paper focuses on open water experiments with an azimuthing podded propulsor. The test program was carried out in the cavitation tunnel and the large towing tank of Ship Hydromechanics Division, Ship Design and Research Centre, Gdańsk. The pod was tested as a pushing unit with a 161.3 mm diameter propeller. Steering forces were
more » ... teering forces were measured in the range of advance coefficient from 0.0 to 0.8 combined with the range of deflection angles from -45° up to +45°. Measurements on the pod without propeller were also performed. The experiment results are presented in the form of non-dimensional coefficients in function of advance coefficient and deflection angle. Analysis of the experimental results and the conclusions are presented.
doi:10.2478/v10012-007-0006-0 fatcat:62bon7lr25agvdtcxpf7etiag4