A boundary element method (BEM) is used for the numerical analysis of sheet cavitation on a propeller subjected to the non-axisymmetric wakes of marine vehicles. This method is extended in order to treat mixed partial and supercavity patterns on both the face and back of the blades with searched cavity detachment. The convergence of the method is studied. The predicted cavity shapes and forces by the present method agree well with experiments and with those predicted by another numerical method.
A BEM for the Prediction of Unsteady Midchord Face and/or Back Propeller Cavitation
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division November 3, 1999; revised manuscript received January 31, 2001. Associate Editor: J. Katz.
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Young, Y. L., and Kinnas, S. A. (January 31, 2001). "A BEM for the Prediction of Unsteady Midchord Face and/or Back Propeller Cavitation ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. June 2001; 123(2): 311–319. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1363611
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