4463 “Influence of Wake on Propeller Loading and Cavitation”



“Influence of Wake on Propeller Loading and Cavitation”, by Wim van Gent and Peter van Oossanen, Published in “International Shipbuilding Progress”, Vol. , No. 228, 1973 (ID No. 4463).

This paper addresses the interrelation between the characteristics of the wake behind the hull, the adapted propeller design, cavitation, and unsteady propeller loading. The considered wakes are those of a single screw tanker and a twin-screw container vessel, as measured by means of a 5-hole Pitot tube.