FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SLOW-SPEED DIESEL ENGINES
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.
- 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.
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- Ostergaard, A
- Lindhardt, P
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Combustion; Design; Diesel engines; Economic analysis; Energy conservation; Engines; Fuel composition; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Thermal efficiency; Vehicle design; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fuel quality
- Old TRIS Terms: Combustion technology; Diesel design; Diesel maintenance; Engine design; Engine maintenance; Slow speed diesels
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Energy; Environment; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00189653
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM