Blade element theory;
High/low blade angle, reverse angle, angle of attack, rotational speed;Propeller slip;
Aerodynamic, centrifugal, and thrust forces;
Relative airflow on blade angle of attack;
Vibration and resonance.
2. Propeller Construction
Construction methods and materials used in wooden, composite andmetal propellers;
Blade station, blade face, blade shank, blade back and hub assembly;
Fixed pitch, controllable pitch, constant speeding propeller;
3. Propeller Pitch Control
Speed control and pitch change methods, mechanical andelectrical/electronic;
Feathering and reverse pitch;
4. Propeller Synchronising
Synchronising and synchrophasing equipment.
5. Propeller Ice Protection
Fluid and electrical de-icing equipment.
6. Propeller Maintenance
Static and dynamic balancing;
Assessment of blade damage, erosion, corrosion, impact damage, delamination;
Propeller treatment/repair schemes;
Propeller engine running.
7. Propeller Storage and Preservation
Propeller preservation and depreservation.