ME Graduate Seminar: 'Marine Propellers'

Thursday, September 29 at 3:30 pm to 4:20 pm
Seamans Center, 2217
103 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

"Marine Propellers," presented by Thad Michael, of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division Abstract: The majority of watercraft utilize propellers or waterjets, but marine propellers are discussed only briefly in most fluids text books. The most common question asked of a propeller designer is, "I thought we already had propellers, why do we need to design more?" In addition to explaining why propellers are custom designed for all large vessels, the presentation will discuss propeller physics and typical design considerations. One of those design considerations, cavitation, will be discussed, including types of cavitation and detrimental effects. Finally, current areas of propeller research will be discussed. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please call the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in advance at 319-335-5939.

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