Parametric modeling of a propulsive system

Parametric modeling and optimization of a marine propulsive system using STAR-CCM+, OPTIMATE+ and CAESES

The aim of the study is to generate a fully-parametric marine propeller and propulsion system geometry to optimize the efficiency of the propeller using STAR-CCM+ and Optimate+ by CD-adapco.

Optimizing a marine propulsive system is a difficult task mainly caused by the complexity of the propeller geometry and its parametrization.

In collaboration with Friendship Systems CAESES is utilized to parameterize a five blade marine propeller. A shaft bracket is drawn in STAR-CCM+ 3D-CAD modeller and the combination of the two is analysed and improved using Optimate+.

The goal of the optimization is to maximize the efficiency of the entire propulsive system and look at the effects on thrust and torque of the propeller.

Presenter(s): 
Rolla SP Propellers SA
Claudio Ghirlanda
Session Time Slot(s): 
Time: 
07/03/2017 - 10:45am-07/03/2017 - 11:10am
Room: 
Convention Hall 1D
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Session Tracks (STAR Global Conference 2017)

Co-Author(s): 
First Name: 
Paolo
Last Name: 
Vagni
Company / Institution: 
Rolla SP Propellers SA
First Name: 
Marco
Last Name: 
Pontello
Company / Institution: 
Rolla SP Propellers SA
First Name: 
Carsten
Last Name: 
Fuetterer
Company / Institution: 
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEM