Hampton Roads Section - An Investigation of Turbulence Stimulation on 3D Printed Model Propellers

When:  Feb 12, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Hampton Roads Section

An Investigation of Turbulence Stimulation on 3D Printed Model Propellers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the Hampton Roads SNAME Section for a presentation of Nicholas Husser's paper "An Investigation of Turbulence Stimulation on 3D Printed Model Propellers". In this paper, the feasibility of experimentally testing 3D printed propellers was investigated at Reynolds numbers where scale effects were significant. Hama strips were printed on the leading edge of a B-series model propeller’s blades and open water tests were performed with both unstimulated and stimulated propellers for Re=〖10〗^5 to 5×〖10〗^5. Two effects were studied, the first being the effect of the 3D printed material on propeller hydrodynamics at model scale by comparing test results from the unstimulated propeller tests to the original B-series tests at the Netherlands Ship Model Basin (NSMB). Second, the effects of Hama strips on the propeller model test results are studied through comparison of unstimulated and stimulated results at the same test conditions. Finally, the feasibility of the implementation of turbulence stimulators for model propeller testing is discussed.

Speaker Name & Bio

Nicholas Husser, Naval Architect, DLBA
Nicholas Husser is a Naval Architect with DLBA, who graduated from Webb Institute in 2018. He began interning with DLBA in the summer of 2013, and continued with internships every summer until his graduation in 2018. After graduation, he joined DLBA as a full time employee in July of 2018. His primary interest is in the hydrodynamics of marine propulsion, which he had the pleasure of investigating in his senior thesis. The presentation to be given at this meeting was adapted from his thesis work on 3D printed model propellers, and was originally presented at the 2018 SNAME Maritime Convention. Nicholas is a native of Virginia Beach. In his spare time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing.

Event Location
Hampton Yacht Club
4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669

Registration Fees
$15 - Student 
$20 - Member
$30 - Guest

Location

Hampton Yacht Club
4707 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, VA 23669

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Students $15.00
Member $20.00
Guest $30.00

Contact

Kevin Bowe
(757) 251-0737
SNAME.Meetings@gmail.com