Rudder Placement and Size in Relation to Prop on Submarine

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  1. Joseph Burgoyne
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    Joseph Burgoyne New Member

    Designing next year's submarine for the University of Michigan's Human Powered Submarine team and am struggling to find information on efficient rudder placement and size. I know the rudders must be placed aft of the center of gravity of the vessel, but is their a relation or constraints for rudder/hydroplane length in relation to prop length, or is that mainly applicable to vessels with rudders aft of the prop.
  2. jehardiman
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    jehardiman Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    First, get a copy of SNAME's Submersible Vehicle Systems Design. The hardcover is orange and somebody on the staff should have a copy. Most of what you need is in there. Then start a conversation with me, because an open forum is not the place for some topics.
    John E Hardiman UofM NA&ME 1984
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