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Paper Title: Mathematical Modeling of Propeller Series



M Bukarica, University of Belgrade, Serbia.


Propeller series are used in the process of designing the ship propulsion system, propeller and engine. The emergence of computers has made it possible to create a program, an expert system, which greatly accelerates and improves this process. In order to create such a program, it is necessary to provide a mathematical model of the test results, i.e. describe them by some mathematical expressions. In addition to this mathematical model, such a program must also have a mathematical model of the ship resistance. Precision and reliability of results produced by the expert system for the selection of the ship propulsion system depends on precision of the mathematical models it uses.

Usual modeling procedures use standard mathematical functions and statistical methods. The aim of this paper is to present a "natural method" of mathematical modeling using spline functions, to compare them with each other, and to point out their advantages and deficiencies.


Transactions RINA, Vol 156, Part B2, International Journal of Small Craft Technology, Jul-Dec 2014 

DOI Number

DOI No: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2014.b2.148

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