FLEXIBLE-COUPLING PROPULSION PLANT FOR CRAFT WITH PONTOON-SHAPED HULLS

The concept described in this article concerns slow-speed harbor support and cargo fleet maintenance vessels, which often have pontoon-shaped hulls. It introduces an alternate propeller plant that eliminates certain cost and configurative disadvantages normally associated with the use of rotating screw-rudders. The alternative involves placing vessel propellers in side recesses formed by three planes; the main engines are turned with their connecting flange to the bow, are installed parallel to the propeller shafts, and are connected to them by a flexible drive. This configuration allows all propeller plant equipment to be put in the minimal lengthwise space without being inferior, in this sense, to engines paired with a screw-rudder.

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    • Journal article; Distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Levi, B Z
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00661199
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM