We are familiar with the form of ship propeller, but have we ever contemplated upon their shape, appearance and typical geometry? Let’s find out inside the article.
A propeller is a rotating fan like structure which is used to propel the ship by using the power generated and transmitted by the main engine of the ship. Propellers are be classified on the basis of several factors. Find out more inside the article.
Learn about the design of two main types of ship propellers – controllable pitch propeller (CPP) and fixed pitch propeller (FPP), along with the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
Watch this video to understand how a ship propeller works and how it enables the ship to move in the water.
Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) on board ships require special attention during operation. Learn about ten precautions mariners must take before operating CPP on ships.
Learn the answer to the most commonly asked question about ships – Why cannot a ship brake itself to stop and how do ships actually stop in water?
A variety of factors are taken into consideration while selecting propeller for a ship. Learn about ten important points considered for efficient ship propeller design.
Propeller renewal of a ship is not just about removing the existing propeller and installing a new one, but there are many other significant factors to overcome. Learn about the procedure for ship propeller renewal inside the article.
The efficiency of the propeller is pulled down by various losses such as vibration and noise. Learn about some of the important methods used by ship designers to reduce propeller vibrations and increase its efficiency.