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Determination of the hydrodynamic performance of marine propellers using fibre Bragg gratings

Fabian, M., Rente, B., Javdani, S. , Uceda, S., Godfrey, I., Young, B., Carlton, J., Sun, T. & Grattan, K. T. V. ORCID: 0000-0003-2250-3832 (2019). Determination of the hydrodynamic performance of marine propellers using fibre Bragg gratings. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11199, 11199O. doi: 10.1117/12.2541280


Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. A critical aspect in the design of marine propellers is their hydrodynamic performance which, when evaluated experimentally, requires a number of parameters to be monitored at the same time, i.e.The thrust and torque a propeller generates as well as the propeller shaft and vessel speed. In this investigation, three of those parameters are measured using Fibre Bragg Grating-based sensors, thus allowing for computationally derived performance values to be verified. For that purpose, open water tests were carried out where an instrumented propeller shaft was installed into a research vessel and measurements taken, evaluated and the results compared favorably with advanced computer-based simulations.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2019 Society of Photo‑Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this publication for a fee or for commercial purposes, and modification of the contents of the publication are prohibited.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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