SOME THOUGHTS ON MAIN PROPULSION MARINE DIESEL ENGINES AND THEIR APPLICATION

The Author (of the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division, Colt Industries) surveys the progress of Diesel propulsion engines, with particular reference to the numbers in use, in the U.S.A. and in Europe, at present and during the past few decades. No particular makes of engine are mentioned, but statistics are given for the different types of engine, categorised according to their crankshaft speed, as well as for Diesel propulsion engines in general; some comparative figures for steam plant are included. Much of the statistical information is bsaed on data published in Motor Ship at intervals over the years. The paper, which includes some discussion on technical developments in Diesel engines, is arranged in the following sections:--1. Province of Marine Diesel Main Propulsion Plants; 2. World-Wide Statistical Data on Power Plants for Vessels over 2,000 Dwt; 3. Classification of Engines by Crankshaft Speed or Other Criteria of Speed; 4. Other Classification Modes; 5. Evolution of the Diesel in Europe as Contrasted with its Evolution in the United States; 6. Engine Room Arrangements; 7. "Equivalent" All-Purpose Fuel Rates for Economic Comparison with Steam Ships; 8. Approximations of Characteristics of Blended Fuels for Use in Marine Propulsion Diesels; 9. Bibliography.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to the San Diego Section of SNAME, 20-22 April 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Jacobs, R E
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317470
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM