A major refinement in the design of the heavy-duty gas turbine for ship propulsion applications has been made and is described in this article. This refinement involves the use of a direct-reversing load turbine in place of the conventional load turbine that can spin in only one direction. This new machine, in a ship, will eliminate the need for outside reversing elements, such as reverse reduction gears or controllable pitch propellers. The reversing gas turbine, designed to be used with a fixed pitch propeller and a conventional marine reduction gear, will comprise a complete, compact propulsion system. Tests on the unit are described, and the concept of operation and the economic viability of the unit are also discussed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 62-63
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 79
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM