EN457: Hydrofoil & Propeller Design
EN457: Hydrofoil & Propeller Design (3-0-3)
This course provides an introduction to hydrofoil and marine propeller design. Students consider lifting-line and lifting-surface theories, as applied to marine hydrodynamics and naval applications. Computer-aided design work and tow-tank experimentation supplement recitations.
- Principles of Naval Architecture: Resistance, Propulsion, and Vibration (Lewis, 1988)
- Marine Rudders and Control Surfaces (Molland & Trunock, 2007)
- Marine Hydrodynamics (Newman, 1977)
- Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellers (Breslin & Andersen, 1994)
- Various Handouts & Selected Technical Papers
- Understand applications of computer-aided engineering tools within the field of modern naval architecture.
- Understand basic lifting-line and lifting-surface theories, as applied to hydrofoil and marine propeller design.
- Understand tow-tank experimentation processes for hydrofoil and marine propeller design.
- Develop a greater understanding of fundamental hydrodynamics concepts.
- Develop the ability to generate basic three-dimensional models/simulations.
- Develop the ability to compare/understand empirical, experimental, and numerical hydrofoil and propeller design outputs.
- EN353, Resistance and Propulsion, OR
- Approval of NAOE Department Chair
- Ship Resistance & Propulsion Fundamentals
- Basic Marine Hydrodynamics
- Lifting-Line & Lifting-Surface Theories
- Hydrofoil Design Process
- Propeller Design Process
- Tow-Tank Experimentation
- Developing Basic Optimization Routines/Algorithms
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Fundamentals
- Design Application of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Tools
Students will apply a variety of computational tools in this course, including (but not limited to) Microsoft Excel, MATLAB, and RHINOCEROS. The course will also discuss the use/implementation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and customized hydrofoil/propeller design software.