SOME DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMIC APPLICATION OF NUCLEAR POWER TO MERCHANT SHIPS

Considerable study has been devoted to the economics of nuclear propulsion. The initial studies have considered the application of a boiling water type reactor to the propulsion of the T5-S-RM2a tanker. Comparisons of a number of cycles using this reactor were made and indicated that the maximum advantages and the greatest progress would be attained by proceeding with a design using a natural circulation type reactor with a direct cycle.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part of the proceedings of the 1958 Nuclear Merchant Ship Symposium, held in Washington, D.C., August 21, 1958.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Authors:
    • MacMillan, D C
  • Publication Date: 1958-8-21

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026124
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: TID-7563
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM