THE DIESEL ENGINE: TO DRIVE A SHIP

A marine designer in applying a diesel engine (or any other, for that matter), faces three broad problems: (1) He must select the engine. On the face of it, this sounds simple, but it involves several items that may not be: He must always determine the most appropriate rating of the engine, and he may need to make careful evaluation of the relative merits of two or more engines of different type or manufacture. (2) He must match the engine to the propeller. This involves best choice of RPM, the assurance that off-design conditions will be satisfactory for engine and propeller, and possibly the specification of operating programs (especially if controllable-pitch propeller, or a combination with a gas turbine, is used) for the propulsion plant. (3) He must design the supporting functions. Exhaust and intake will always be an important responsibility, along with such parts of fuel, lube oil, control and monitoring, and cooling, that are not integral with the engine. This volume is specifically aimed at these problems. Although considerable descriptive material is worked into the text, it is not primarily a description of engines themselves. Its first purpose is to discuss the things the designer needs to know in attacking the three problem areas outlined. Further, the intention is to emphasize principles and general understanding of the marine propulsion use of diesel engines. There is very little of a handbook nature here; it is assumed that data on a particular engine can always be obtained on request directly from the engine builder.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Woodward III, J B
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 105

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 19 1973 12:00AM