DEPARTMENT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING, BUET
NAME 324: Resistance and Propulsion of Ships Sessional Assignment# B4: Design of Screw Propeller using Circulation Theory
The design is required for a 4bladed single screw propeller developing 110300 Kg thrust force in sea water. The propeller is to give a service speed of V _{S} = 16.73 knots with an engine having 98.6 rpm. Other necessary particulars are given below:
Propeller dia: 6880mm, Propeller hub dia =1376mm, Blade Area Ratio (BAR)=0.65, Distance of the centre of the propeller shaft from the surface of water =7570mm, Density, ρ _{S}_{W} =104.5kgsec ^{2} /m ^{4} , Specific gravity, γ _{S}_{W} =1025kg/m ^{3}
Table 1: Wake distribution (nominal)
x 
0.2 
0.3 
0.4 
0.5 
0.6 
0.7 
0.8 
0.9 
1.0 
1ω’ 
0.244 
0.312 
0.396 
0.492 
0.588 
0.682 
0.776 
0.820 
0.829 
Draw the following curves:
(i) 
x vs hydrodynamic pitch angle 
(ii) 
x vs tangential induced velocity, Cu/2 
(iii) 
x vs axial induced velocity Ca/2 
(iv) 
x vs circulation, Г 
(v) 
x vs cavitation number, σ* 
(vi) 
x vs chord length, c 
Steps: 
^{}
′ 



′ 




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_{} . 




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1. Calculate nominal mean wake using
′
2. Calculate from tan ^{} ^{}
′
_{}
.
. _{}
3. Calculate frictionless thrust constant using _{}_{}
where _{}
_{.} _{} _{} _{} ; T = Propeller thrust, Draglift ratio,
0.02, Speed
. _{} ^{} ^{}
constant,
4. Obtain the value of ideal efficiency, η _{P}_{i} using Kramer (C _{T}_{i}  η _{P}_{i} ) diagram as shown in Fig.1(here _{}_{} _{J} and η _{P}_{i} = η _{i} )
5. Calculate _{} from tan _{}
^{.} ^{}
′ ⁄
η
tan
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6. Calculate tangential induced velocity using ^{} ^{}
_{} _{}
_{}
sin _{} tan _{} , where
7.
8.
Calculate axial induced velocity using ^{} ^{}
tan _{}
′
^{}
_{}
′
Calculate cavitation number using ^{}
_{} _{}
. ^{}
, where p _{0} =p _{a} +γh=
(10330+1025x7.57)kg/m ^{2} and p _{v} =175.68kg/m ^{2}



^{} 









sin _{} tan _{} 


_{} _{} 
. ^{} ^{}

. where coefficient C _{6} 


(modified) can be taken from following table:
20. Crosscheck thrust, T = K _{T} . n ^{2} D ^{4}
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Fig.1: Kramer diagram
Fig.2: Goldstein reduction factor
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