Influence Analysis of Blade Fracture on Hydrodynamic Performance of Ducted Propellers Based on CFD
The numerical model of the unsteady flow field of ducted propellers is based on CFD (computational fluid dynamics). By applying the numerical model, the unsteady hydrodynamic performance of the ducted propeller with the fracture at different positions of a certain blade is numerically analyzed under three different wake current fields. Based on regress analysis ,the relationships between the mean KQ、mean KT and the quantity of the blade fracture of ducted propellers are obtained; and the relationships between hydrodynamic coefficients Kp, KQ, KFy (Bearing force coefficient of the propeller) and wake current fields , the quantity of the blade fracture are respectively further analyzed. The results show that: (1) with the increase of the quantity of the blade fracture, the amplitude of bearing force periodic variation of propellers increases, while the thrust and torque reduce; (2) the bearing force of propellers is similarly sine-varying, and the frequency of its variation is unrelated to the normal variation frequency of the wake current field. The more non-uniform the wake current field is, the more the amplitude of its periodic variation is; (3) the thrust and torque of propeller are similarly sine-varying, and the frequencies of their variation are related to the normal variation frequency of the wake current field. And the frequencies equal the shaft frequency multiplied the normal variation frequency of the wake current field. The more non-uniform the wake current field is, the more the amplitude of their periodic variation is.
Ching Kuo Wang and Jing Guo
L. J. Ou et al., "Influence Analysis of Blade Fracture on Hydrodynamic Performance of Ducted Propellers Based on CFD", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 300-301, pp. 1071-1076, 2013