The blades of a Kappel propeller have an extended tip, which is smoothly curved to the suction side of the blade in order to reduce energy loss from tip vortex. Five-bladed Kappel tip fin design FP propeller – the Kappel propellers will cover a power range of 4MW to 40MW, enabling their application to MAN B&W. Extensive research into the KAPPEL propeller has been carried out under the European Union funded KAPRICCIO project. The Partners involved in this.

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The results pfopeller the model test predictions that the improvement in efficiency of 4 per cent aimed at was achieved. Kappel Marine Concept, to develop and market a new propeller type which incorporates a form of winglet integrated into the blade geometry by means of an adaptation of rake at the blade tips. Even a relatively small increase in efficiency will mean a large saving in oil, accompanied by a similar reduction in the emission of exhaust gases.

One of the challenges of the KAPPEL propeller design was the optimization of the propeller with respect to efficiency. Both propeler trials took place in April, off the coast of Portugal, in good weather and under comparable conditions. This is in particular the case for single screw ships. The calculations were complemented with model experiments.

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Updated by Vivi Jessen Hjartfeldt on 21 July There is a parallel development within aircraft design where many modern aircraft, from high-performance jet liners to propeler gliders, have similar modifications of the wing tips in the form of winglets.

As part of it’s ongoing research and development program SMM has investigated the potential for improvements in efficiency by means of unconventional propeller designs.

KAPPEL Propeller – DTU Mechanical Engineering

When modifying the geometry of the blade tip, relative to a conventional propeller, it was of paramount importance that the beneficial pro;eller of the modified blade loading were annulled by the detrimental influence of friction on the kap;el larger blade area in the tip region.

One of the topics is propulsion of ships, in particular propellers. At each revolution a section of a propeller blade will experience a highly varying inflow. Furthermore, the pressure pulse level was slightly lower with the KAPPEL propeller than with the state-of-the-art comparator propeller.

KAPPEL Propeller

This means that the pressure on the hull varies in time, giving rise to noise and vibrations in the ship. Design and analysis procedures have been refined, propeller definition and production procedures addressed enabling the energy saving device to be kappeo launched onto the market for both new buildings and retrofit applicationsDue to its particular feature of a curved rake at the blade tips the Kappel propeller is more easily manufactured than similar propellers involving plates connected normal to the blade tips.

From atoms to structures. Improved Management Practices Needed. The KAPPEL propeller is a new, innovative propulsor with higher efficiency than a conventional state-of-the-art propeller.

KAPPEL Propeller

The flow to the propeller is more complicated since the pdopeller works in the flow abaft the ship hull. As a result, the increased manufacturing costs are only marginally more than that for the equivalent conventional propeller. Its principal aim is to promote high standards of knowledge, qualification and competence amongst those in control of seagoing craft. This is because, despite air, road and rail, most of the long distance proeller a great deal of the short distance transportation is made by ships.

These are separate lifting surfaces attached more or less perpendicular to the wings on the wing tips. We promote our members’ interests with Government, the European Commission and our industry partners in the wider maritime sector. Ferry Management Services Limited www. The Nautical Institute The Nautical Institute is the world’s leading international professional organisation for qualified Mariners. In particular, the Company has entered into an agreement with the Danish consultants J.


The project was partly sponsored by EU and included: Whereas traditional ship propellers have blades modelled on the basis of helical surfaces, the KAPPEL propeller has modified blade tips smoothly curved to the suction side of the blade. On the basis of a vast number of calculations and comprehensive model testing, a design was developed for a United Kingdom Society of Maritime Industries We are the primary UK trade association for companies in the industrial marine supply chain.