Design & Engineering

Helseth’s designers and engineers are continuously involved in R&D projects to maintain our position as a leader in the field of propeller system design.

Mechanical design
We use both 2D and 3D CAD tools for the design and modelling of our propeller systems. The three-dimensional visualization and animation capability of the design process ensures precision, and eliminates assembly problems in new systems.

Stress-analysis of highly loaded components
3- dimensional CAD modelling facilitates the stress-analysis of our propeller systems. This analysis is done using the FE software, Ansys, to eliminate stress and fatigue problems in new designs. The use of FEA helps us reducing propeller weight without compromising on strength and lifetime.

Hydrodynamics
All propeller blades are tailor-made for each project in order to give the optimum propeller for each and every ship. Propeller blade design is based on leading computer software, and perfected by Helseth’s long experience in manufacturing propellers.