APPLICATION OF SUPER CONDUCTING ELECTRICAL MACHINERY TO THE PROPULSION SYSTEMS OF COMMERCIAL VESSELS
The classical problem of the need for a high power density transmission system is investigated. Proposed solutions using gas turbines and superconducting machinery are analyzed. The general advantages and disadvantages of conventional and superconducting electrical transmission systems are presented with verification of conclusions obtained using existing operational systems. The system analysis includes the machine system, its feasibility, and economic cost benefits for the present Maritime Industry needs. A final experimental system is proposed based on the conclusions obtained from this investigation.
- A Kings Point Scholars Series Report.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY United States 11024
- Hicks, D C
- Publication Date: 1974-10
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Gas turbines; High speed rail; Propulsion; Ships; Superconductivity
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Superconductive ship propulsion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00098223
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-115
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM