Wageningen B-Series: Online Propeller Tool Released!

Wageningen B-Series: Online Propeller Tool Released!

Wageningen B-Series: Online Propeller Tool Released!

We are excited to announce the first release of our online propeller tools. This web service is driven by CAESES® and generates solid propeller geometry by means of the famous Wageningen B-Series profiles. All provided tools are easy to use and beautifully designed to make propeller design a joy!

 

TRY OUT PROPELLER APPS

 

Propeller Design Tool

The first propeller app is a design tool where the shape generation is based on the following typical preliminary design inputs:

  • Diameter
  • Area ratio
  • Number of blades
  • Vessel speed
  • Engine power
  • Engine RPM
  • Gear ratio
  • Propeller material
  • Wake number
  • Water Density

The geometry tool takes into account ISO standards for the various propeller thickness settings. The propeller open water efficiency is calculated as well as the pitch-diameter ratio, the propeller thrust and the total weight. The final geometry can be downloaded as STL or STEP file.

B-Series propeller app for geometry creation and download

B-Series propeller app for geometry creation and download

 

Fast Geometry Generator

There is also a second app available on this new website for advanced users which gives you more direct shape control. The online web app expects a set of pure geometrical quantities to generate the propeller, such as

  • Diameter
  • Area ratio
  • Number of blades
  • Diameter
  • Pitch
  • Rake
  • Thicknesses at the blade’s root and tip
  • Hub diameters and length
  • Blade axial positioning on the hub
  • Leading & trailing edge shapes

There is no engine information required and no automated thickness calculations are triggered – it’s just a simple and fast geometry creator.

Fast geometry generator for B-series propellers

Fast and simple geometry generator for B-series propellers

 

Beta Phase

In order to generate a valid geometry with one of the tools, the user has to make sure that the provided input is appropriate. Our propeller apps are still in a beta phase and we are currently collecting feedback. Please give us your rating and send us your comments on how to further improve things (see the bottom of the B-Series website)!

Thanks a lot for your help with this – we hope you will enjoy this online experience:

 

TRY OUT PROPELLER APPS

 


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