The incentives motivating advanced electric propulsion systems are fuel conservation, ease of reversibility, and freedom of arrangement. The current status of several approaches is reviewed to establish the reasons for the choice of water-cooled dc machines as the favored path for development. Progress in water-cooled generators and motors is described along with the research, development, and design directed toward construction of 2250-kW (3000 hp) demonstration generators and motors now building. Application to a twin-shaft 60-MW (80,000 shp) destroyer is analyzed, and a twin-shaft demonstration plant now being planned is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME Annual Meeting, November 16-18, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Greene, D L
    • Mole, C J
    • Welch, W P
    • Seng, W R
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00184806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 5
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM