This Thesis, which is available in microfiche form, examines the preliminary design sequence for commercial ships with emphasis on power plant selection. A computer program has been developed that aids the selection process. The program models the matching of the ship hull to the propeller with a cavitation criterion applied; it determines the propulsive coefficient and the required propulsion plant size. The program also calculates the initial investment cost and the important annual operating costs for steam. Diesel and gas-turbine power plants. It is concluded that it is possible to construct a relatively simple model to aid in preliminary power plant selection that can be developed into a computer program.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Newton, R I
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 92 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179562
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM