Study of the bed velocity induced by twin propellers
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Twin propellers without a rudder were studied using a physical model with a fixed clearance distance and three different rotating velocities. Experimental results were compared with results from theoretical expressions developed over the past 50 years for the efflux velocity, axial velocity, and maximum bed velocity. It was found that the efflux velocity equations overestimated the experimental results, whereas the computed axial velocities matched the experimental data reasonably well. However, when maximum bed velocity expressions were compared with experimental results, only one method was found to behave better; overestimation resulted if a quadratic superposition of single jets was used.
CitationMujal -Colilles, A., Gironella, X., Crespo, A. J. C., Sanchez-Arcilla, A. Study of the bed velocity induced by twin propellers. "Journal of waterway, port, coastal, and ocean engineering", Setembre 2017, vol. 143, núm. 5, p. 04017013-1-04017013-8.