Accession Number:

AD0602102

Title:

A METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS AND SELECTION OF PROPULSION PLANTS FOR SUBMARINES

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY MARINE ENGINEERING LAB ANNAPOLIS MD

Report Date:

1964-06-19

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

New concepts for submarine propulsion plants are continuously being presented to the Navy for review and possible application. An analytical method is now being used to determine the effect of power plant weight and thermal efficiency on the cruising radius, speed, and vessel displacement. A mathematical model representing the propulsion plant and vessel hull was prepared and, by means of a digital computer, the effects of varying several design parameters were studied. By comparing the predicted performance of several types of power plants with the results of the computer study it is possible to select those which justify further development for Navy use.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE