Determining the Hydro-acoustic Characteristics of the Ship Propeller in Uniform and Non-uniform Flow


1 Mechanical eng., Malekashtar Univ of Tech

2 Marine Eng, Malekashtar niversity of Tech

3 Marine Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology


This research has been carried out to determine the marine propeller hydro-acoustic characteristics by Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver in both uniform and non-uniform wake flow at different operating conditions Wake flow can cause changes in pressure fluctuation and gas effect on propeller noise spectrum. Noise is generated by the induced trailing vortex wake and induced pressure pulses. The two-step Fflowcs Williams and Hawkings (FW-H) equations are used to calculate hydrodynamic pressure and its performance as well as sound pressure level (SPL) at various points around the propeller. The directivity patterns of this propeller and accurate explanation of component propeller noise are discussed. Comparison of the numerical results shows good agreement with the experimental data. Based on these results, effects of wake flow and operating conditions on the noise reduction are investigated.