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Experimental characterization of collective and cyclic pitch propulsion for underwater vehicle


Niyomka, P and Bose, N and Binns, JR and Nguyen, HD, Experimental characterization of collective and cyclic pitch propulsion for underwater vehicle, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Marine Propulsors, 5-8 May 2013, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 542-552. ISBN 9780646903347 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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A new design of a propulsion device is a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller, CCPP. The principle of the CCPP is similar to a helicopter main rotor. As such, the propeller operates as a combination between a propulsion device and a directional manipulator. It can generate side thrust to provide directional control, in addition to axial thrust variation, which can be generated on a normal controllable pitch propeller. The key component of the propeller is a swash plate, which allows the angle of the propeller blades to be cyclically controlled. This paper presents the performance of the CCPP. The performance of the propeller was assessed under various conditions to construct the relationships between the RPM, pitch angles of propeller blades and axial and side thrusts. The results were used to improve a simulation program of its operation and control system of an underwater vehicle.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cyclic pitch, collective pitch, controllable propeller, low speed manoeuvres, experimental characterization
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:Niyomka, P (Mr Poowadol Niyomka)
UTAS Author:Bose, N (Professor Neil Bose)
UTAS Author:Binns, JR (Professor Jonathan Binns)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, HD (Dr Hung Nguyen)
ID Code:85807
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-08-08
Last Modified:2014-08-08
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