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Experimental Study of the Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller for an Underwater Vehicle


Tran, M and Binns, J and Chai, S and Forrest, A and Nguyen, H, Experimental Study of the Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller for an Underwater Vehicle, Journal of Marine Science and Application, 17, (4) pp. 592-602. ISSN 1671-9433 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11804-018-0051-3


A series of experimental studies of the innovative propulsor named Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP) applied to an underwater vehicle were designed and performed at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania. The bollard pull and captive model tests were conducted to investigate the characteristics of CCPP and to examine the effect of different parameter settings to its performance. The results show that the CCPP is able to generate effective manoeuvring forces in various operational condition. In addition, the obtained results in the form of force coefficients provide a useful empirical model for the simulation and control of an underwater vehicle equipped with this propulsor.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Collective and cyclic pitch propeller, Underwater vehicle propulsion, Towing tank test, Bollard pull test, Captive model test, Autonomous underwater vehicle
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Special vehicles
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Tran, M (Mr Minh Tran)
UTAS Author:Binns, J (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Chai, S (Professor Shuhong Chai)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H (Dr Hung Nguyen)
ID Code:131489
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2019-03-19
Last Modified:2019-07-30

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