Investigation on Numerical Prediction of Propeller Induced Hull Pressure Pulses
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Simulation of a cavitating propeller in behind conditions and analysis of induced hull pressure fluctuations are presented. All the simulations were performed using RANS method in the commercial package Star-CCM+. Cavitation patterns show good agreement with experimental measurements, especially the blade tip refined meshes which captured the dynamic behaviour of tip vortex cavitation. The predicted pressure pulse amplitudes agree reasonably well with experimental measurements up to 3rd to 4th order of blade passing frequency.