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Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Propeller-Rudder Interaction by RANS Solver

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Gonabad, Iran

2Department of Maritime Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

3Department of Ocean and Naval Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada


American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2019, Vol. 7 No. 1, 35-40
DOI: 10.12691/ajme-7-1-4
Copyright © 2019 Science and Education Publishing

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Seyed Morteza Javadpour, Ali Eskafi Noghani, Hassan Ghassemi, David Molyneux. Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Propeller-Rudder Interaction by RANS Solver. American Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 2019; 7(1):35-40. doi: 10.12691/ajme-7-1-4.

Correspondence to: Hassan  Ghassemi, Department of Maritime Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Email: gasemi@aut.ac.ir

Abstract

This paper is presented the interaction between propeller and rudder at different operating conditions by using ANSYS-Fluent software. A moving reference frame (MRF) method is applied and the flow equations are solved using Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) method and the K-ω SST turbulent model. The propeller is selected VP1304 and rudder is spade type with NACA0015 section. Hydrodynamic characteristics of the propeller with and without rudder, effect of rudder on the propeller performance, rudder lift and drag, pressure and velocity contour are presented discussed. The results show that the rudder effect on the propeller is small while the propeller on the lift and drag of the rudder may be significant.

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