The determination of the efflux velocity is key to the process of calculating the subsequent value of velocity at any other location within a propeller jet. This paper reports on the findings of an experimental investigation into the magnitude of the efflux velocities within the jets produced by four differing propellers. Measurements of velocity have been made using a 3D LDA system with the test propellers operating at a range of rotational speeds which bound typical operational values. Comparisons are made with existing predictive theories and to aid design engineers, methods are presented by which the 3D efflux velocity components, as well as the resultant efflux value, can be determined.
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