cycloidal propeller


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cycloidal propeller

[sī′klȯid·əl prə′pel·ər]
(naval architecture)
A type of vertical-axis propeller; used especially on shallow-draft craft.
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Where the centrifugal fan might have dozens of blades, the Voith cycloidal propeller has only five or six.
Each vessel has been designed specifically for Valdez service, each has been installed with two Voith Schneider Model 36 GII cycloidal propellers, and each tug can generate stopping forces in excess of 300,000 pounds.
The Lindsey Foss is powered by two 4,000 horsepower engines through Voith Schneider cycloidal propellers.