ATOMIC PROPULSION PLANTS
ATOMNYYE ENERGETICHESKIYE USTANOVKI
This is a translation of Chapters 5 and 6 from the book Power Engineering for Ships of the Future. Chapter 5 deals with the principles of nuclear energy and goes on to describe plants operating aboard the icebreaker LENIN, the cargo-passenger ship SAVANNAH and the cargo ship OTTO HAHN. Applications of atomic propulsion to other types are discussed, including submarine, submarine tankers, oceanographic vessels, etc. A description is given of the operational modes of water-cooled, water-moderated, boiling-water, organic-cooled and graphite-gas reactors. The subject of new types of propulsion plant generators is taken up in Chapter 6. This includes chemical-electric ( fuel cells ), thermal-electric, thermal-emissive and magneto hydrodynamic generators.
- From Power Engineering for Ships of the Future, pp 137-197. Originally published by Sudostroyeniye Publishing House, Leningrad, 1967
Naval Intelligence CommandAlexandria, VA USA
- Kanayev, A A
- Publication Date: 1969-8-18
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 66 p.
- TRT Terms: Fuel cells; Nuclear power; Nuclear power plants
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00011978
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Naval Intelligence Command
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM