Power systems available today for marine propulsion are principally fossil fuel burning energy conversion systems. Various other power systems are proposed or under development primarily for use in other applications. Nuclear fueled power plants are in the early development stage and may become economically feasible as electric power generating plants. They may eventually be adaptable to marine propulsion on an economically feasible basis, although the early efforts were discouraging. It would perhaps be interesting to classify the combustion engines as internal combustion engines (ICE) and external combustion engines (ECE) and then characterize each of these within its class. Following this classification of the power systems, we shall then have a look at what is new in power system developments and in hardware for the old standard systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, April 2-4, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Keller, L J
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper T
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 1973 12:00AM