Effects of the Duct Angle and Propeller Location on the Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Ducted Propeller

Mehdi Chamanara, Hassan Ghassemi, Manouchehr Fadavie, Mohammad Aref Ghassemi


In the present study, the effect of the duct angle and propeller location on the hydrodynamic characteristics of the ducted propeller using Reynolds-Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) method is reported. A Kaplan type propeller is selected with a 19A duct. The ducted propeller is analyzed by three turbulence models including the k-ε standard, k-ω SST and Reynolds stress model (RSM). The numerical results are compared with experimental data. The effects of the duct angle and the location of the propeller inside the propeller are presented and discussed.


Kaplan propeller; 19A duct; Turbulent models; Hydrodynamic analysis

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