PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR A NEW GENERATION OF GAS TURBINE PROPELLED SHIPS IN THE U.S. NAVY
In the early 1970s, gas turbine technology had reached the stage where it became feasible to consider marinization of state-of-the-art aircraft engines. Approximately concurrently with these technological advances, the U.S. Navy had the need to project replacements for many of its conventionally propelled surface ships of World War II vintage. Characteristics of good fuel economy coupled with potentially viable reliability and maintenance characteristics conditioned the development of main and auxiliary gas turbine prime movers for ships. Ship design, therefore, was strongly influenced by previously unavailable power plant characteristics. New ships are building and others actively being designed to draw upon these technological advantages, and a broad base of support is being established to ensure the continued long range mobility of the U.S. Navy's ships.
- Presented at the ASME Meeting, March 30-April 4, 1974.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Goldman, R
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric power plants; Gas turbines; Military vessels; Propulsion
- Old TRIS Terms: Power plant analysis
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00054851
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: #74-GT-158
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM