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Prediction of Self-Propulsion Performance of Ship Model with Double L-Type Podded Propulsors and Conversion Method for Full-Scale Ship

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College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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Longjiang Forest Industry, Harbin 150008, China
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J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7(5), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7050162
Received: 5 May 2019 / Revised: 23 May 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 27 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Marine Propulsion)
In this study, the self-propulsion performance of a ship model with double-L-type podded propulsors was predicted. Additionally, a conversion method for the performance of a full-scale ship was established based on the correction method published by the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC) for the scaling effect of a single podded propeller and research reports on pod tests conducted by different ship research institutes. The thrust deduction and wake fraction of the ship were also analyzed. Furthermore, the self-propulsion performance of a full-scale ship with double L-type pods was determined, the full- and model-scale ships compared in terms of their flow fields and pressure charts, and the influence of the scaling effect analyzed. In addition, the calculation results were compared with the conversion results of a full-scale ship, and the reliability of the method adopted for the performance estimation of a full-scale ship with double podded propulsors was verified. The findings reported herein can provide statistics and technical support for the design of L-type podded propulsors and their application in full-scale ships, which are of theoretical significance and practical value in the engineering domain. View Full-Text
Keywords: podded propulsor; scale effect; self-propulsion; full scale; computational fluid dynamics (CFD) podded propulsor; scale effect; self-propulsion; full scale; computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
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Zhao, D.; Guo, C.; Lin, J.; Zhang, Z.; Bai, X. Prediction of Self-Propulsion Performance of Ship Model with Double L-Type Podded Propulsors and Conversion Method for Full-Scale Ship. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 162.

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