Hydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic Theory by J.A. SparenbergHydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic Theory by J.A. Sparenberg

Hydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic Theory

byJ.A. Sparenberg

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This work is an extended version of Elements of Hydrodynamic Propulsion (Martinus Nijhoff 1984), and treats many subjects in a more general way or with more far-reaching results. The theories discussed are mainly linear although, where appropriate, nonlinearity is considered. The subjects treated have four different aspects: (1) basic hydrodynamics, in which topics such as non-divergent dipole flow, a general lifting surface theory, the orthogonality property of the flow far behind a screw propeller and the roll-up of free vortex sheets; (2) optimization theory of lifting surface systems which leave behind as little kinetic energy as possible under the constraint of prescribed force actions; (3) application of optimization theory to screw propellers with or without end plates at the tips of their blades and to sculling propulsion by means of wings; and (4) fundamental problems concerning the existence or non-existence of optimum propellers, especially in the case of unsteady propulsion. For naval architects and marine engineers whose work involves applying mathematics to propulsion problems, and applied mathematicians interested in hydrodynamics.
Title:Hydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Basic Hydrodynamics. 2: The Actuator Surface. 3: The Ship Screw. 4: Unsteady Propulsion. 5: Optimization Theory. 6: Applications of Optimization Theory. 7: On the Existence of Optimum Propulsion. Appendices: A. The Hilbert Problem. B. Curvilinear Coordinates. C. Some Identities. D. On Linear Partial Differential Equations. E. Dimensional Analysis. References. Index.