IMPROVEMENTS AND ALTERNATIVES FOR SHIPBOARD HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEMS: PHASE I-FEASIBILITY STUDY

Significant results of the study include specifications for an improved electro-hydraulic system and a new electro-mechanical system concept based upon equipment used in the aircraft and related industries. By retrofit of power units and controls at modest cost, the improved electro-hydraulic system can be applied to existing ships. A preliminary design of the electro-mechanical system concept, which eliminates hydraulics entirely, seems technically and economically competitive with contemporary hydraulic systems. In addition, there are significant gains in peformance and reductions in weight, maintenance, and installation costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volume II Appendices PB81-110082
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    Office of Ship's Machinery and Outfitting, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM