AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TECHNICAL ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING THE D-CYCLE TO MARINE PROPULSION

This report contains: A summary description of a condensing vapor cycle with a steam compression step, known as the D-Cycle. The application of the D-Cycle to marine propulsion is considered and discussed. The cycle is applied to five different marine rankine cycles. Heat balances are developed for the D-Cycle applications. Two D-Cycles are selected for further analysis. For the two chosen cycles, costs are developed, and effect of the D-Cycle introduction on the cost of ship operation is estimated. Requirements for fitting the 2 chosen cycles to new ships and for retrofitting are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    D-Cycle Power Systems Incorporated

    2541 Stratford Road
    Richmond, VA  USA  23225
  • Publication Date: 1976-6-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: MA-5-38059
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM