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

William B. Coney
187 pp.

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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