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Some recent developments in propeller theory

Wu, T. Yao-tsu (1965) Some recent developments in propeller theory. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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When Prof. H. W. Lerbs and Prof. G. Weinblum asked me to prepare a general and broad survey talk on the subject "Propellers and Propulsion" for this International Symposium of Hamburgischen Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt, I was pleased by having this opportunity to extend my personal congratulations and to participate in this happy event. In view of the fact that this subject has a vast scope containing many special problems which have been under rapid development, I am fully aware of the challenge to prepare a thorough survey, even with the previous excellent review of the state-of-the-art by Prof. Lerbs (1955a, see Reference). Undoubtedly, my effort would be limited by the physical access to the informaiton and literatures not generally available, so I would entitle my talk as "Some recenty developments in propeller theory".

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:This work has been supported by the Office of Naval Research of the U.S. Navy, Contract Nonr 220 (35). I would like to express my thanks to Prof. H. W. Lerbs, to Dr. Bill Morgan and Dr. G. G. Cox of David Taylor Model Basin, to Prof. J. D. van Manen of Delft University, to Prof. J. E. Kerwin of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and to other colleagues and friends for enlightening discussions which have helped me clarify several points, and for their generous assistance in furnishing me with valuable information. I am also indebted to my friend Dr. D. P. Wang for his kind efforts. Without the help of these excellent specialists my attempt would seem to be too amateurish to do a justice to all these monumental works in this important field. I wish also to thank Prof. W.-H. Isay of Universität Hamburg for showing me his recent book entitled "Propellertheorie", published by Springer-Verlag, 1964, which I did not have the pleasure of knowing during my preparation of this manuscript.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)Nonr 220 (35)
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Deposited On:09 Aug 2006
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