AN EVALUATION OF DIRECT-CURRENT ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPULSION IN SEAWATER

This report is in microfiche form. Electromagnetic seawater thrusters may take several forms: internal duct d.c. thrusters offer a number of advantages, and are discussed further in this report. While the magnetic field-volume requirements for a thruster capable of propelling a 2000-ton displacement submarine appears to be beyond the present state of technology, it might be feasible to use super- conducting magnets to build an internal duct thruster capable of manoeuvring small <about 10-ton> submersibles.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Office of Naval Research, Westinghouse Research Laboratories, Report ONR-CR168-007- <July 1979> (83 pp., 9 ref., 35 fig.)
  • Authors:
    • Hummert, G T
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM