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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Power Engineering for Ships of the Future, pp 137-197. Originally published by Sudostroyeniye Publishing House, Leningrad, 1967
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Intelligence Command

    Alexandria, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Kanayev, A A
  • Publication Date: 1969-8-18

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 66 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00011978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Intelligence Command
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1973 12:00AM