2009 - CFD StarCCM+

Using the CFD program StarCCM+ it is possible to calculate the flow around rotating propellers.
One can examine the localised flow and monitor pressure variations around the propeller. This is done both for the study of and the reduction of vibrations. The localised geometric shape greatly influences the flow and can therefore be optimised with regard to improvements of the wake field. Efficiency of ice blades and vortex generators can also be examined.
These two clips show a thruster unit.