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MEO Class II – NAVAL : 2015/SEP/08 – 2016/NOV/08 – 2022/APR/10

Q10. (a) Explain what is meant by left and right handed propellers, and also explain the rotation of propellers in a twin-screw ship.

(b) A propeller 6m diameter has a pitch ratio of 0.9, BAR 0.48 and, when turning at 110 rev/min, has a real slip of 25% and wake faction 0.30. If the propeller delivers a thrust of 300 KN and the propeller efficiency is 0.65. Calculate:

i. Blade area;

ii Ship speed;

iii. Thrust power;

iv Shaft power

v. Torque.

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