Analysis of Hydrodynamic Performance of L-Type Podded Propulsion with Oblique Flow Angle

Wei Wang, Dagang Zhao, Chunyu Guo, Yongjie Pang
2019 Journal of Marine Science and Engineering  
In this study, the Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) method and a model experimental test in a towing tank are used to investigate the unsteady hydrodynamic performance of L-type podded propulsion under different oblique flow angles and advance coefficients. The results show that the load of the operative propeller increases with oblique flow angle and the bracket adds resistance to the pod due to the impact of water flow, leading to a reduced propeller thrust coefficient with increased
more » ... t with increased oblique flow angle. Under a high advance coefficient, the speed of increase of the pressure effect is higher than that of the viscosity effect, and the propeller efficiency increases with the oblique flow angle. The nonuniformity of the inflow results in varying degrees of asymmetry in the horizontal and vertical distributions of the propeller blade pressure. Under high oblique flow angle, relatively strong interference effects are seen between venting vortexes and the cabin after blades, leading to a disorderly venting vortex system after the blade. The numerical simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental values. The study findings provide a foundation for further research on L-type podded propulsors.
doi:10.3390/jmse7020051 fatcat:lunjjuxawzdb3bigurd26r6qzy