LONGER-STROKE ENGINE DEVELOPED BY KHI WITH SIMILARITY LAW PROCESS

The new SMC engine series being produced by Kawasaki Heavy Industries under a license agreement with MAN B&W is described. The series is aimed at improving the propulsion efficiency of ships by means of lower engine speed and the reduction of fuel consumption with a long stroke design. The series is composed of engine models with bores of 500 mm, 600 mm, 700 mm and 800 mm. Each was designed by application of the similarity law, based upon its predecessor in the established LMC engine series. In this method, each dimension of the new engine is completely proportional to the previous model. The mechanical stress on each part, the ratio of rotating speed to critical speed, thermal load and various performance characteristics are identical to the predecessor design.

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  • Accession Number: 00655870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM