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An Analytical Investigation of the Ducted Propeller for Hydrodynamic Propulsion


Savage, Glenn Allen (1957) An Analytical Investigation of the Ducted Propeller for Hydrodynamic Propulsion. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/EBDR-SN58.


An analytical investigation was carried out to determine the design conditions, for a ducted propeller unit operating in water, providing optimum suppression of cavitation when the forward speed, depth and body drag are given. The selection charts were constructed in detail for propellers using the NACA 65 series blades. The results indicate the pumps of generally higher flow rates are more desirable than those that have been employed in the few units actually constructed.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Marble, Frank E.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1957
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-08172004-094413
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ID Code:3149
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:18 Aug 2004
Last Modified:12 Oct 2023 21:32

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