how to know the pitch of a marine propeller?
i have modelled marine propeller with random dimensions and i want to know the pitch of it .can anyone help?
Pitch of a propeller:
A propeller blade is built from a "twisted" surface, which twist angle decreases from the hub to the tip. The angle is measured with respect to the rotation plane.
As pitch depends on angle, and the angle changes, the standard practice is measuring it at a blade section located at 70% of the maximum propeller radius.
Calculate 70% radius and measure the pitch angle at this distace.
Lets call, 70%R=r; and Pitch angle at r=Pa (in radians).
Then: Nominal propeller Pitch= 2 PI r tang(Pa)