Accession Number:

ADA083932

Title:

A New Propulsion System for Ships.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1980-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

228.0

Abstract:

Contents Executive Summary Introduction -- Limitation of Existing Propulsion Systems, Trends in Ship Power Requirements, Propeller Configuration, Supercavitating Propellers, Water Jet Propulsion, Integrate Ship and Propeller Into a Single System The New Propulsion System -- The Hydraulic Axial Flow Transmission, Pump -- Specific Speed and Efficiency, The Inverted Turbine, Integrated Transmission Turbine and Propeller, The Thrust Reaction System, Thrust Reversal, Combined Propulsion Efficiency and Transmission Ratio, The Low Cavitation Pump, Boundary Layer Control on Propeller and Ship, The Total System and Contra-Rotation The Air Models The Water Model Propulsion System Performance Propulsion Applications and System Improvements Conclusions -- Proof of Concept, Future Applications and the Total Ship System.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE