MARITIME APPLICATIONS OF AN ADVANCED GAS-COOLED REACTOR PROPULSION SYSTEM

A lightweight marine gas-cooled reactor which is an outgrowth of the nuclear rocket program is described. A study showing the installation of this plant in place of gas turbines in a high-performance surface ship and a cargo liner is presented. A discussion is included of the effects of the change in powerplant on hull stress, machinery box size, first cost and operating cost.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at 1977 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, San Francisco, California, May 25-27.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Thompson, R E
    • Miller, R T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00153828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM