OPERATING EXPERIENCE WITH HIGH POWER MARINE GEARS

The rapid increase in ship size, power, and propeller torque in the past decade has led to the introduction of the dual torque path (locked train) gear into merchant marine service. The performance of these units has been excellent, with relatively few "teething" problems. The continued growth in ship size and power emphasizes the need to consider the machinery and hull structure as a system rather than as discrete elements. Future trends may dictate more novel propulsion machinery arrangements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Hampton Roads Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Steele, T W
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM