Friction clutches (of various types) in propulsion installations are designed to meet the three conditions: (i) starting of the mass system consisting of the propeller, shafting, and reduction gearing; (ii) insertion of a second engine into a system already being driven by another engine; and (iii) reversal of the direction of rotation of the moving masses, with the ship under way. Apart from installations with two engines of different type and very different power (e.g., CODOG), when the first of the three conditions can be the determining factor, the third condition is generally the most important for clutch design. All three conditions, and in particular those for starting and reversal, are discussed, and the related theory and design principles are explained, for friction clutches used in Diesel-engine propulsion installations. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,792.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

    Corso Andear Podesta
    5A-20 Genoa,   Italy 

    Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

    Corso Andrea Podesta
    5A-20 Genoa,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • Venturini, G
  • Publication Date: 1977


  • Italian

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Marina Italiana
    • Volume: 75
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Rassegna delle Industrie del Mare

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM