Computation of viscous flow around propeller-shaft configurations. Academic Article uri icon


  • A recently developed method for predicting propeller hull interaction, in which a numerical method for calculating the viscous flow over the stern and in the wake of a ship was coupled with a propeller performance programme in an interactive and iterative manner to predict the combined flow field, was validated by performing comparisons between computational results and extensive available experimental data for propeller shaft configurations. The steady flow results were in excellent agreement with the data and show that the present procedures accurately predict many details of the flow field.

author list (cited authors)

  • Stern, F., Kim, H., Patel, V. C., & Chen, H.

complete list of authors

  • Stern, F||Kim, H||Patel, VC||Chen, H

publication date

  • January 1986