Hydrodynamic design of propellers

Propellers from Kongsberg are always uniquely designed to the specific vessel. Strict requirements in combination with large variety of vessel size, ship speed, shaft speed, operational profile etc. makes standard designs unfeasible.

Hydrodynamic design of propellers

  • Designing propellers is about optimizing the performance with the right compromise between contradictory requirements such as high efficiency and low noise & vibration levels.
  • The propeller designer must understand the customers intension, needs and priorities of requirements as well as the way the ship is going to be operated, the operational profile. The more input that could be fed into this process the better and more optimum propeller design the designer will be able to deliver.

Ice breaker

Navy ship

  • Ice breaker

  • Navy ship