Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2014.1215.1219YeoKiam BengChoongWai HengHauWen Yee1120141411This study presents the prediction of Wageningen B-Series
three blade marine propeller hydrodynamics performance characteristics through
Computational Fluid Dynamic application (SolidWorks Flow Simulation). Five propellers
with pitch to diameter ratio (P/D) values (0.6, 0.8, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.4) variances
were subjected to the computational flow analysis based on Reynolds Averages
Navier-Strokes Equation-RANSE solver. The propeller performance characteristic
such as thrust (K_{T}), torque (K_{Q}) and efficiency were computed
under different types of advance ratio (J) values. Propeller with high P/D pitch-to
diameter value is found more efficient where 1.4 P/D achieves about 60.38% (K_{Q})
and 39.17% (K_{T}) as compared to 0.6 P/D achieving 20.72% (K_{Q})
and 19.11% (K_{T}). The computation had shown that the geometry parameters
such P/D has a significant influence on the propeller performance characteristics
and the SolidWorks Flow Simulation had successfully utilized for this computational
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