Video shows convergence of a steady-case propeller CFD analysis using OpenFoam. Propeller designed by Milper Propeller Tech is analyzed using coarse mesh settings in OpenFoam. Design: PropDesign (internal software) Analysis: OpenFoam Duration: 20 minutes!
This thesis presents two methods for initial design propeller optimization using constrained non-linear programming. The process uses the Nelder-Mead simplex algorithm. The Wageningen B-series optimal propeller selection is presented along with the combined annular momentum theory and blade element theory optimization. Both techniques require preliminary hull and engine design characteristics, but do not necessitate extensive […]