I want to introduce you to a very well written paper that discusses the fundamental topics of Resistance and Propulsion. The document stands out from others as it not only covers the academic aspects of propeller-engine matching, but also provides valuable practical insights.
Matching propulsion engine with propulsor.cleaned.pdf (798.8 KB)
Indeed a very interesting paper. If you’re interested in seeing more case studies/examples, you may want to check out the book ‘Design of Propulsion and Electric Power Generation Systems’ by the same authors. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to a PDF version of the book. But I hope this suggestion is helpful to you!
Thanks @stamatis.mavroudis great input!