THE PROSPECTS FOR LIGHTWEIGHT SHIP PROPULSION SYSTEMS

A comprehensive systems study was made to evaluate the technological and economic feasibility of utilizing open- and closed-cycle gas turbines for providing advanced lightweight propulsion power for future Navy ship applications. Extensive parametric analyses were made of the performance and weight characteristics for the propulsion engine cycles selected, and applicable turbo-machinery technologies were reviewed to estimate their future advances expected. The payload capabilities and endurance limitations resulting from utilization of different propulsion systems in the 40,000- to 300,000-shp range for selected ship types were identified.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers presented at the ASME Gas Turbine Conference and Products Show, April 9-13, 1978, are available to January 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Ku, S C
    • Horton, TLO
    • Shu, H T
    • Seng, W R
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME 78-GT-179 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM