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Naval Architecture Engineering

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Naval Architecture Engineering

Design Propeller using Matlab Open Prop

The propeller is a main component for ship movement, its dimensions based on the speed of the ship, so it is necessary to calculate resistance of ship to get engine power.

OpenProp is one of them. OpenProp is a suite of open-source propeller and turbine design codes written in the MATLAB programming language [Kimball et. al. 2008]. The numerical model is based on propeller lifting line theory, which is used in parametric design codes employed by the U.S. Navy as well as commercial designers. OpenProp is written in Matlab M-code, which is widely used in academia and industry. OpenProp is designed to be a user-friendly tool that can be used by both propeller design professionals as well as novices to propeller design.

The codes are based on the same propeller design theory utilized in codes employed by the US Navy for parametric design of marine propellers [Kerwin 2007]. OpenProp is designed to be a GUI-based user-friendly tool that can be used by both propeller design professionals as well as novices to propeller design (see Figure 1).

input propeller properties menu
generated 3D propeller