Analysis of a Turbulent Propeller Inflow

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Stephen A. Huyer, Stephen R. Snarski

Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Hydrodynamics Branch, Code 8233, Building 1302, Newport, RI 02874

J. Fluids Eng 125(3), 533-542 (Jun 09, 2003) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1570860 History: Received July 08, 2002; Revised December 16, 2002; Online June 09, 2003
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Solid model of SISUP stator and propeller blade and actual experimental configuration with Hama boundary layer trips. The local and global coordinate system is displayed. From Muench 18.
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UUV afterbody and wind tunnel configuration. From Muench 18.
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SISUP geometrical configuration displaying the stator trailing edge, rotor leading edge and measurement locations (symbols mark the specific locations)
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Axial velocity component of the mean inflow scaled by the freestream velocity (a) and magnitude of the rms turbulence scaled by the freestream velocity (b). Inflow plane begins 1 cm upstream of propulsor root leading edge. U=29.3 m/sec. View is looking upstream.
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Total inflow r-θ plane velocity vectors with background colored by the turbulent magnitude. Scale is the same as in Fig. 4.
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Circumferential survey of the mean axial inflow velocity
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Circumferential survey of the mean circumferential velocity component
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Circumferential survey of the turbulent intensity
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Axial velocity profiles along the wake edge (+ and −), wake center, and between the stator wakes. Flat-plate turbulent boundary layer profile is provided as a reference.
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Radial velocity profiles along the wake edge (+ and −), wake center, and between the stator wakes
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Circumferential velocity profiles along the wake edge (+ and −), wake center, and between the stator wakes. Potential flow calculations for the stator only are provided as a reference.
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rms turbulence profiles between the stator wakes for ux,ur, and uθ. Experimental flat-plate data by Klebanoff (Hinze 19) are provided as a reference.
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Power spectra of the unsteady axial velocities taken at the wake edge, wake center and between stators for r/Rprop=0.39 and 0.98




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