Publication Detail

OpenProp: An Open-source Design Tool for Propellers and Turbines

Brenden Epps, M. J. Stanway, Richard Kimball
11 pp.
$5.50 DOM / $7.50 INT

An open-sourced computational tool for the design and analysis of optimized propellers and turbines is presented. The design tool, called OpenProp, is based on well-proven vortex lattice lifting line methods utilized by the US Navy as well as commercial designers. This paper presents the methodology and numerical implementation of OpenProp, with multiple examples of designs, including actual parts fabricated from the code using 3D printing technology.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 2008-ESRDC-01-LEV
Title: Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC)

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