The paper gives a brief presentation of typical design features of slow-speed diesel engines, while emphasizing combustion chamber configurations and scavenging principles. Based on recent fuel comparison research from a test-engine, the particular merits of slow-speed diesel for burning future low-grade fuels are discussed. With the scope of further development towards either improved fuel economy or higher engine rating, the design philosophy behind the state of the art is given so as to indicate where design and development efforts are being deployed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME (Gulf Section) Spring Meeting and Star Symposium: Merchant & Naval Design, The Past in Review The Future in Forecast, Houston, April 25-28, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Ostergaard, A
    • Lindhardt, P
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM