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TitleA rapid development process for marine propellers through design, simulation and prototyping
AuthorWu, Xueyin.
DescriptionThesis (M.Eng.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010. Engineering and Applied Science
Paginationix, 122 leaves : ill. (some col.)
SubjectPropellers--Computer simulation; Propellers--Design and construction--Computer programs; Propellers--Mathematical models
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
DisciplineEngineering and Applied Science
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 107-110)
AbstractFlexibility and speed to market are the keys to successful product development. For marine propellers, these goals are achieved though iteration of design software and prototyping. In this thesis, an expanded propeller design code, "OpenPVLSW", which was developed based on the Open propeller vortex lattice lifting line code (OpenPVL), was improved to include propeller geometry generation into SolidWorks, thrust simulation with CosmosFloWorks and strength assessment with CosmosWorks. The new code OpenPVLSW is described in this thesis. In the OpenPVLSW, a parametric design technique and a single propeller geometry generator are completed in MATLAB, and a propeller blade geometry file for SolidWorks is created after running the design program. -- The purpose of this study is to extend the use of the original OpenPVL code not only for the propeller design, but also to achieve the thrust simulation and strength check using SolidWorks tool package, CosmosFloWorks and CosmosWorks. A propeller geometry, which is provided by Oceanic Consulting Corporation, is simulated to predict propeller thrust using CosmosFloWorks. A case study designed an AUV propeller and simulated the thrust with CosmosFloWorks to prove that the OpenPVLSW code provides perfect propeller geometry and a reasonable simulation result of thrust.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3496938
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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