Performance Analysis and Investigation of the Slipstream Flow of Podded Propellers

Arikan Y. , DOĞRUL A. , ÇELİK F.

BRODOGRADNJA, vol.63, no.3, pp.226-233, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : BRODOGRADNJA
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-233


Especially high speed craft (HSC) and vessels with large propellers have unfavourable effects on the marine environment. These effects are mostly observed on other vessels and on the marine life. The most important sources of these negative effects caused by ships are the propeller slipstream flow and the ship wake. Marine propellers in particular can create a large effect area by accelerating the flow behind the ship, so they can cause erosion on coastal structures and on the sea bed while they traverse narrow channels and straits.