Comparison of Propeller Design Methods

The following comparison shows the result of two published design methods for propellers. Both methods are very similar and differ only slightly. The results show no large differences. I believe, that the results of the JavaProp code (which you can use it on this web), are reliable enough to be used for "real world" designs.

Comparison

Two of my computer codes, namely the first one (SIMple PROPeller) based on Adkins and PROPPY (based on Larrabee) have been run. For the comparison, the same design parameters and airfoil characteristics have been fed into both methods. The resulting geometry is depicted below.


Comparison of the chord length distributions of the test propellers.


Comparison of the twist distributions of the test propellers.

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