843 “Cavitation Testing of Marine Propellers”



“Cavitation Testing of Marine Propellers”, by Peter van Oossanen, Published in “Schip en Werf”, Vol. 39, No. 13 and 14, 1972 (ID No. 843).

This paper presents a review of the many problems associated with ship model testing, in particular in regard to the study of cavitation on marine propellers. After presenting some basic considerations on the occurrence of cavitation and its effects on marine propellers, the general problem of obtaining cavitation similarity in model testing is described. An account is given of the methods employed in propeller testing in cavitation tunnels and the scale effects that will then appear.