Analysis of convergent and divergent-convergent nozzle of waterjet propulsion by ansys fluent simulation

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Abstract

Waterjet propulsion is type of propulsion system which is used widely by ship with high speed operation and sailing in shallow waters. This system is constructed by pump and impeller that impels water passing through inlet tube. Transport energy is occured from pump to water, due to rotation of impeller. By this condition, the stream has more fluid energy for giving thrust force. Then, water stream passes thorugh the outlet tube called nozzle. Reduction of cross sectional area in the end of nozzle increases water stream velocity, outcome increasing kinetic energy by change of momentum because of an acceleration. The work of nozzle can be measured by efficiency and force output which is used to propel ship effectively. These parameters are related to nozzle geometry, as the main factor in this paper, supported by other factors such as pump pressure and stream velocity. The analysis of these parameters is presented by simulation in Ansys Fluent. The nozzle performance has been analyses by its geometry, specifically convergent and combination shape. The efficiency of convergent nozzle is bigger than combination nozzle, with difference values within 8% up to 12%. It suggests this type of nozzle is suitable for saving energy in waterjet propulsion system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology, ICSOT 2017
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment in Ships Design and Construction
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects
Pages59-63
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510883079
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - 5th International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology: Development in Ships Design and Construction, ICSOT 2017 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 4 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology, ICSOT 2017: Development in Ships Design and Construction

Conference

ConferenceRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - 5th International Conference on Ship and Offshore Technology: Development in Ships Design and Construction, ICSOT 2017
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period4/11/1715/11/17

Keywords

  • Ansys
  • Convergent
  • Divergent
  • Efficiency
  • Force
  • Nozzle
  • Waterjet

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