Several transmission systems that are applicable to advanced marine vessels were investigated to determine if drives other than right-angle gearboxes would be practical in transmitting 50,000 (37.3 MW) hp from dual gas turbines downward through a vertical distance of 20 (6.10M) ft to a propeller drive shaft. These systems included; hydraulic power, chain drive, steel tape drive, and a slider crank drive. Results of this survey indicated the right-angle bevel gear drive was the optimum system considering our present state-of-the-art. Further investigation was performed to optimize turbine and gearbox arrangement using weight, reliability, efficiency, serviceability, technical risks, and relative cost as the determining factors.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for ASME Meeting, Mar 21-25, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Fessett, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap N76-GT-121
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM