Date of Award


Thesis Date


Degree Type

Honors Thesis-Unrestricted

Degree Name



Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Degree Program

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


Brandon Taravella


Numerous hydrodynamic theories may be used to predict the performance of marine propellers. The goal of this thesis is to investigate and implement a lifting line theory as a program written in FORTRAN and to test its capabilities on some Wageningen B-Series propellers. Special attention is given to the validation of the routines involved in the implementation of the theory. Difficulties were experienced in obtaining results that accurately reflect the published experimental results, and some discussion is included regarding possibilities for the sources of these errors. Also discussed are the results of other lifting line codes and their respective differences from the current implementation.


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