eCite Digital Repository

Joint research between Australia and Japan on the cavitation inception of marine propellers and control surfaces


Khoo, MT and Venning, J and Takahashi, K and Ari, J and Mori, T and Pearce, BW and Brandner, PA and Ranmuthugala, D, Joint research between Australia and Japan on the cavitation inception of marine propellers and control surfaces, MAST Asia 2017 Programme, 12-14 June 2017, Chiba, Japan, pp. 1-6. (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy

PDF (Conference programme with abstract)
Pending copyright assessment - Request a copy


International defence research collaboration between regional allies fosters the symbiotic development of scientific expertise and enables benchmarking of techniques and results. On 1 December 2015, Australia's Minister of Defence and Japan's Minister of Defense signed a Letter of Arrangement concerning joint research on Marine Hydrodynamics. This four-year research program is the first defence science and technology collaboration between Australia's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA).

In this project, ATLA's Flow Noise Simulator and the cavitation tunnel at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), an institute of the University of Tasmania with which DST has partnered, are being used to conduct hydrodynamic testing to develop expertise and experience with regard to cavitation inception about propellers and control surfaces of marine platforms. The phenomenon of cavitation occurs when a fluid changes from its liquid to vapour phase due to pressure reduction. This can be detrimental to the hydrodynamic, acoustic and structural performance of marine platforms.

The complimentary features of the Australian and Japanese test facilities are described in this paper and sample results from joint measurements of cavitation nuclei size distributions in the respective cavitation tunnels are presented. The implications of the results and the future work program are also discussed

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:nucleation, experimental facilities, control surface, CSM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Khoo, MT (Mr Matthew Khoo)
UTAS Author:Venning, J (Dr James Venning)
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
ID Code:117631
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-06-21
Last Modified:2017-07-24

Repository Staff Only: item control page