Propeller leading edge trimming and maintenance effects on ship's noise operational performance
In the last ten years, considerable experience has been gathered at CEIMM's cavitation tunnel (Centra Esperienze Idrodinamiche Marina Militare) on the effects of propeller leading edge geometry on cavitation (and noise) performances. The experience has been gained on both model and full scale tests, carried out by using various techniques. Some considerations are also made on the design, manufacture and maintenance needs im posed by today's silent ship design and operation.
SourceIn: Silent ship research applications and operation (SACLANTCEN Conference Proceedings CP-36), Vol. 2, 1985, pp. 2-1 - 2-8.