Accession Number:

AD0269390

Title:

MAIN PROPULSION STEAMOTOR APPENDIX 3

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study made of the problems of integrating the steam engine into a submarine is presented. A high-performance steam engine design is proposed with modifications that can be done to the design to alleviate most of the objections. This study used the aircraft engineers approach of using the radial engine configuration, with a master and link rod connecting rod. In addition, the philosophy of water-lubricated bearings is utilized as the basis of the several designs that are believed to have the most merit. The possibility is shown of consolidating the engine, condenser, boiler feed pump and lubricating water pump into one package. Included in this study were barrel engines, incorporating several designs of the slider or cam drives and, while they look attractive, it was felt that the technical problems were too overpowering to continue giving them much consideration. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE