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PSModel
Program

Data Input

Data Output

Importing a
Data file into
MS Excel

Main Menu

Main Screen

Printing
Graphs
and Data

Screen Colors
and Fonts

Screen
Graphs

Shortcuts

Working
with Data

Testing:

Test Sheet

Examples

19' Ski Boat

34' Sailboat

41' Utility Boat

Technical

Blade Area
Ratio

Calculating
the Cavitation
Number

Horsepower
Losses

Hull Speed

Kt Breakdown

Propeller
Geometry

Propeller Law

Wake Factors

Glossary

References

References:

1) Further Computer-Analyzed Data of the Wageningen B-Screw Series -- M.W.C. Oosterveld and P. Van Oossanen, International Shipbuilding Progress, Vol. 22, No. 251, July 1975

2) Effect Of Cavitation On The Performance Of A Series Of 16 in. Model Propellers -- R. W. L. Gawn, L. C. Burrill, paper presented to The Institute of Naval Architects, March 27, 1957

3) Performance Characteristics For A Series Of Commercially Available Marine Propellers -- Donald W. Hankley, Stephen B. Denny, paper presented at the San Diego Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, February 16, 1983

4) A New Usable Propeller Series -- Stephen B. Denny et-al, paper presented at the Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, January 28, 1988

5) Performance Data Of Propellers For High-Speed Craft -- R. N. Newton, H. P. Rader, Quarterly Transactions of The Royal Institute Of Naval Architects, April 1961, Vol. 103, No. 2

6) Sizing Segmental Section Commercially Available Propellers for Small Craft -- Donald L. Blount and E. Nadine Hubble, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Propellers 81 Symposium, May 1981

7) Mathematical Model of Segmental Section Propeller Series for Open-Water and Cavitating Conditions Applicable in CAD -- D. Radojcic, paper presented at the Propellers 88 symposium of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, September 1988

8) Theory and Practice of Propellers for Auxiliary Sailboats -- An excellent, semi technical discussion of propellers for sailboats -- by John R. Stanton, Cornell Maritime Press 1975.

9) Propeller Handbook -- an excellent, semi technical book on propellers and applications -- by Dave Gerr, International Marine Publishing Company, 1989.

10) Marine Propulsion Principles & Evolution -- An historical presentation of the development of marine propulsion, a very interesting book -- by Robert Taggart, Gulf Publishing Company, 1969.

11) Small Propeller Cup: A Proposed Geometry Standard and a New Performance Model -- paper presented at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Propellers 97 Symposium by Donald M. MacPherson

12) Principles of Naval Architecture -- 1967 edition, published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

13) Design of Small Fishing Vessels -- published by arrangement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by Fishing News Books Ltd, England, paper was edited by John Fyson; wake factor data published in the paper came from the Norwegian Model Tank, Trondheim publication "Model Fishing Vessels (1952), Part III, Propeller Tests" by Astrup

14) The Naval Architecture of Small Craft -- by D. Phillips-Birt, published by the Philosophical Library, Inc.1957

15) Reaction Fin Applications in Marine Propulsion -- by Gary E. Larimer, et al, paper presented at the Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, March 5, 1987.