THE DIESEL ENGINE FOR POWERING HIGH-SPEED CRAFT
This paper outlines some aspects of applying high-speed Diesel engines to small fast warships. In its power range of up to 4,474 KW (6,000 hp) per shaft, the highspeed Diesel engine will usually prove to be the most economical propulsion unit for vessels of between 18--60 metres (60-200 ft) in length. For higher powers the specific weight of the Diesel engine becomes unacceptable and gas turbines are then the only choice. For such installations the most economical arrangement is to fit the Diesel engine for cruising conditions. Order from BSRA as No. 49,969.
- Paper presented at Symposium on Small Fast Warships and Security Vessels, London, March 7-9, 1978.
Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England10 Upper Belgrave Street
London SW1X 8BQ, England
- Wadley, N J
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Diesel engines; Economic analysis; High speed craft; High speed vehicles; Military vessels; Performance; Propulsion; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel performance; Diesel propulsion; High speed diesels
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194235
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 17
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM