A NEW ERA IN SHIP PROPULSION

The author's company performed a study to determine the feasibility of designing and developing a small size, lightweight prime mover that would allow a much lower level of vibration, and at the same time offer the same operational economy and lower investment cost. Based on the results of a ship design study, it was decided that the development should start with a heavy-duty medium-speed engine that would exceed the reliability and total economy of existing medium- speed engines. The end result was the introduction in 1987 of the VASA 46 engine. A description is given of the development of the engine, with emphasis on innovative solutions, and performance results.

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  • Pagination: 8p.+discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM