Design and Analysis of the Propeller Blade
In current years the increased need for the light weight structural element with acoustic insulation, has led to use
of fiber reinforced multi-layer composite propeller. The present work carries out the structural analysis of a CFRP (carbon
fiber reinforced plastic) propeller blade which proposed to replace the Aluminum propeller blade.
Propeller is subjected to an external hydrostatic pressure on either side of the blades depending on the operating depth and
flow around the propeller also result in differential hydrodynamic pressure between face and back surfaces of blades. The
propeller blade is modeled and designed such that it can with stand the static load distribution and finding the stresses and
deflections for both aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials.
This work basically deals with the modeling and design analysis of the propeller blade of a torpedo for its strength. A
propeller is complex 3D model geometry. This requires high end modeling CATIA software is used for generating the blade
model. This report consists of brief details about Fiber Reinforced Plastic materials and the advantages of using _ composite
propeller over the conventional metallic propeller. By using ANSYS software static structural analysis were carried out for
two different materials