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A Method for the Design of a Class of Optimum Marine Propulsors

William B. Coney
1989
187 pp.
MITSG 91-06TH

Ships are usually driven by screw propellers that produce thrust through the production of lift on their rotating blades. This thesis describes procedures for the computer-aided design of a class of propulsion devices typified by the screw propeller, a propeller operating behind a nonaxisymmetric stator and ducted propellers. The novel design of a propeller for a human-powered submarine is also presented.

type: Full theses / dissertations

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