If you use OpenProp in your research or teaching, please reference the following citations:

  • B.P. Epps and R.W. Kimball (2013) "Unified Rotor Lifting Line Theory," Journal of Ship Research, vol. 57, no. 4, pp.1-21. PDF
  • B.P. Epps (2010) "OpenProp v2.4 Theory Document," MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering Technical Report, December 2010. PDF
  • B.P. Epps and R.W. Kimball (2013) OpenProp v3: Open-source software for the design and analysis of marine propellers and horizontal-axis turbines. URL: