Testing a semi-automated tool for the optimisation of full-scale marine propellers working behind a ship
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A procedure for the optimisation of full-scale marine propellers working be- hind a ship is presented. This procedure consists of two stages: the actual optimisation and a detailed investigation of a few selected propeller geometry variants. In the first step, an evolutionary algorithm in combination with the in-house panel code panMARE is used to solve the multi-objective propeller optimisation problem. An efficient method for the evaluation of the individuals and a parameterisation strategy for propeller shapes are presented. Proceeding from the results of the optimisation, a set of selected propeller variants is investigated in detail in the second stage of the procedure. The applied algo- rithm is based on coupling panMARE with a viscous flow solver. An enhancement of this method allows investigating several propeller variants sequentially without stopping the solvers.
CitationBerger, S. [et al.]. Testing a semi-automated tool for the optimisation of full-scale marine propellers working behind a ship. A: MARINE V. "MARINE V : proceedings of the V International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering". CIMNE, 2013, p. 512-529. ISBN 978-84-941407-4-7.
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