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Design of a Constant Chord Single-Rotating Propeller using Lock and Goldstein Techniques

Authors: Morteza Abbaszadeh, Samrand Rashahmadi, Sana Hoseyni, Raziyeh Alizadeh


Design of a constant chord propeller is presented in this paper in order to reduce propeller-s design procedure-s costs. The design process was based on Lock and Goldstein-s techniques of propeller design and analysis. In order to calculate optimum chord of propeller, chord of a referential element is generalized as whole blades chord. The design outcome which named CS-X-1 is modeled & analyzed by CFD methods using K-ε: R.N.G turbulence model. Convergence of results of two codes proved that outcome results of design process are reliable. Design result is a two-blade propeller with a total diameter of 1.1 meter, radial velocity of 3000 R.P.M, efficiency above .75 and power coefficient near 1.05.

Keywords: Design, Single rotating propeller, C.F.D. test, constant chord

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