Propeller Design and Optimisation

Propeller Design and Optimisation

QinetiQ uses a combination of in-house and commercially available propeller design software, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis in combination with physical model testing in our towing tank and cavitation tunnel in order to optimise the design of propellers and thrusters for particular hullforms.

Propeller testing

Our military background means that we specialise in the design of low noise propellers, but even military customers now need to balance noise signature with efficiency, low vibration and cavitation performance.

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