Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Influence of Ice Size Parameter Variation on Hydrodynamic Performance of Podded Propulsor

Abstract

During ice-breaking navigation, a massive amount of crushed ice blocks with different sizes is accumulated under the hull of an ice-going ship. This ice slides into the flow field in the forward side of the podded propulsor, affecting the surrounding flow field and aggravating the non-uniformity of the propeller wake. A pulsating load is formed on the propeller, which affects the hydrodynamic performance of the podded propulsor. To study the changes in the propeller hydrodynamic performance during the ice-podded propulsor interaction, the overlapping grid technique is used to simulate the unsteady hydrodynamic performance of the podded propulsor at different propeller rotation angles and different ice block sizes. Hence, the hydrodynamic blade behavior during propeller rotation under the interaction between the ice and podded propulsor is discussed. The unsteady propeller loads and surrounding flow fields obtained for ice blocks with different sizes interacting with the podded propulsor are analyzed in detail. The variation in the hydrodynamic performance during the circular motion of a propeller and the influence of ice size variation on the propeller thrust and torque are determined. The calculation results have certain reference significance for experiment-based research, theoretical calculations and numerical simulation concerning ice-podded propulsor interaction.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Baek, D.G., Yoon, H.S., Jung, J.H., Kim, K.S. and Paik, B.G., 2015. Effects of the advance ratio on the evolution of a propeller wake, Computers & Fluids, 118, 32–43.

  2. Chang, X., Feng, Z., Wang, C. and Sun, S.X., 2016. Hydrodynamic performance calculation of a propeller under the action of an approaching ice block, Journal of Wuhan University of Technology, 38(9), 43–50. (in Chinese)

  3. Doucet, J.M., 1996. Cavitation Erosion Experiments in Blocked Flow with Two Ice-class Propeller Models, MSc. Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Canada.

  4. Guo, C.Y., Xu, P., Wang, L.Z. and Luo, W.Z., 2018a. Hydrodynamic performance analysis of podded propulsor under ice blockage condition, Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition), 46(5), 41–46. (in Chinese)

  5. Guo, C.Y., Xu, P. and Zhang, H.P., 2018b. Experimental study on the effect of ice on hydrodynamic performance of propeller, Journal of Ship Mechanics, 22(7), 797–806. (in Chinese)

  6. Jussila, M. and Soininen, H., 1991. Interaction Between Ice and Propeller, Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland.

  7. Kannari, P., 1988. Full scale and model test performed with a nozzle and an open propeller simultaneously, Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Ice, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 772–781.

  8. Kinnunen, A., Tikanmäki, M., Heinonen, J., Kurkela, J., Koskinen, P. and Jussila, K., 2013. Azimuthing Thruster Ice Load Calculation, Finnish Transport Safety Agency, Helsinki, Finland.

  9. Koblitz, A.R., Lovett, S., Nikiforakis, N. and Henshaw, W.D., 2017. Direct numerical simulation of particulate flows with an overset grid method, Journal of Computational Physics, 343, 414–431.

  10. Liu, P.F., Akinturk, A., He, M.Q., Islam, M.F., Veitch, B, 2007. Hydrodynamic performance evaluation of an ice class podded propeller under ice interaction, Proceedings of the ASME 200726th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME, San Diego, California, USA.

  11. Liu, P.F., Islam, M.F., Doucet, J.M., Prior, A. and Huang, G.J., 2010. Design study of a heavily loaded ice class propeller using an advance panel method, Marine Technology, 47(1), 74–84.

  12. Martinuzzi, R. and Tropea, C., 1993. The flow around surface-mounted, prismatic obstacles placed in a fully developed channel flow, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 115(1), 85–92.

  13. Mi, H.R., 2012. Research on Characteristic Parameteres of Turbulente Flow Field Around A Square Cross-sectioned Bluff Body, Ph.D. Thesis, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China. (in Chinese)

  14. Sampson, R., Atlar, M. and Sasaki, N., 2009. Propeller ice interaction-effect of blockage proximity, Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Marine Propulsors (SMP'09), Trondheim, Norway.

  15. Sampson, R., Atlar, M., St John, J.W. and Sasaki, N., 2013. Podded propeller ice interaction in a cavitation tunnel, Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Marine Propulsors SMP'13, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

  16. Steger, J.L., Dougherty, F.C. and Benek, J.A., 1983. A chimera grid scheme, Proceedings of the Applied Mechanics, Bioengineering, and Fluids Engineering Conference, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Houston, American, pp. 59–69.

  17. Walker, D.L.N., 1996. The Influence of Blockage and Cavitation on the Hydrodynamic Performance of Ice Class Propellers in Blocked Flow, Ph.D. Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland, Canada.

  18. Wang, C, Li, X., Chang, X. and Xiong, W.P., 2019. Numerical simulation of propeller exciting force induced by milling-shape ice, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, 11(1), 294–306.

  19. Wang, C, Sun, S.X., Chang, X. and Ye, L.Y., 2017a. Numerical simulation of hydrodynamic performance of ice class propeller in blocked flow-using overlapping grids method, Ocean Engineering, 141, 418–426.

  20. Wang, G.L., 2016. Study of Propeller Hydrodynamic Performance Under Ice-Propeller-Flow Interaction, Ph.D. Thesis, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China. (in Chinese)

  21. Wang, J., Akinturk, A. and Bose, N., 2006. Numerical prediction of model podded propeller-ice interaction loads, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, ASME, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 667–674.

  22. Wang, J., Akinturk, A. and Bose, N., 2009. Numerical prediction of propeller performance during propeller-ice interaction, Marine Technology, 46(3), 123–139.

  23. Wang, L.Z., Guo, C.Y., Su, Y.M., Xu, P. and Wu, T.C., 2017b. Numerical analysis of a propeller during heave motion in cavitating flow, Applied Ocean Research, 66, 131–145.

  24. Wang, Z.Z., Xiong, Y., Wang, R., Shen, X.R. and Zhong, C.H., 2015. Numerical study on scale effect of nominal wake of single screw ship, Ocean Engineering, 104, 437–451.

  25. Wilson, R., Shao, J. and Stern, F., 2004. Discussion: Criticisms of the “correction factor” verification method, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 126(4), 704–706.

  26. Zhao, D.G., Guo, C.Y., Su, Y.M., Dou, P.F. and Jing, T., 2017. Experimental Study on hydrodynamics of L-type podded propulsor in straight-ahead motion and off-design conditions, Journal of Marine Science and Application, 16(1), 48–59.

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Chao Wang.

Additional information

Foundation item: The research was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51679052, 51639004 and 51809055) and the Defense Industrial Technology Development Program (Grant No. JCKY2016604B001) and the Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province of China (Grant No. E2018026).

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Guo, C., Xu, P., Wang, C. et al. Influence of Ice Size Parameter Variation on Hydrodynamic Performance of Podded Propulsor. China Ocean Eng 34, 30–45 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13344-020-0004-x

Download citation

Key words

  • podded propulsor
  • ice-propeller interaction
  • hydrodynamic load
  • overlap grid