This Thesis discusses ship power selection under the following headings: (i) owner requirements, (ii) propeller selection, (iii) propeller/ship and propeller/prime mover matching, and (iv) economic and qualitative factors of the problem related to steam, Diesel and gas-turbine power plants. The selection problems are analyzed and categorized and summary tables are given. A literature survey was carried out to develop cost data for the initial and operating costs of steam, Diesel and gas-turbine power plants. The cost data are grouped in appendices indexed for the elements in the cost summary table. The results of the study indicated that superior or very poor plants could be identified early in the ship design iterative spiral.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Hewitt, W C
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM