A new propeller design tool aims to be more inclusive of naval architects, empowering them with greater investigative capabilities

HydroComp PropElements is used for wake-adapted propeller design and possesses a unique, distributed blade foil code with empirical connections at its core for viscous and full-scalable analyses. In the April 2017 issue of The Naval Architect, Donald MacPherson, Technical Director at HydroComp explains that the latest major update is a response to the identification of two issues: a disconnect in the design process and demand for a predictive tool that can handle custom and semi-custom propeller analysis.

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