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Title: Lightweight propulsion systems for advanced naval ship applications. Part I. System studies. Final technical report Apr 1976--May 1977

Abstract

This report presents the results of system studies as part of a comprehensive study program to evaluate the technological and economic feasibility of utilizing open- and closed-cycle gas turbines integrated with fossil or nuclear heat sources for providing advanced lightweight propulsion power for future Navy capital ship applications. The level of technology considered is that judged by the Contractor to be available during the 1990's. Naval ship types which could benefit from implementing lightweight propulsion systems were selected and characterized, and performance and weight characteristics for selected propulsion machinery components were estimated. Turbomachinery technologies applicable to naval ship propulsion were reviewed, and future advances in crucial technical areas were projected. Eight reference installed power levels between 40,000 and 300,000 shp applicable to the ship types considered were selected. Basic propulsion system arrangements compatible with component capabilities were identified. From the huge number of possible combinations of propulsion system components, arrangements, and power levels for different ship types, a manageable number of practical cases were selected by use of a matrix screening process and subjected to detailed study.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7290021
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 7290021
Report Number(s):
AD-A-040032; UTRC/R-77-952566-5
DOE Contract Number:  
N00014-76-C-0542
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; SHIPS; PROPULSION; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; FUEL CONSUMPTION; GAS TURBINES; REACTORS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; TURBINES; TURBOMACHINERY 320204* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Transportation-- Sea & Water

Citation Formats

Kuo, S.C. Lightweight propulsion systems for advanced naval ship applications. Part I. System studies. Final technical report Apr 1976--May 1977. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Kuo, S.C. Lightweight propulsion systems for advanced naval ship applications. Part I. System studies. Final technical report Apr 1976--May 1977. United States.
Kuo, S.C. Sun . "Lightweight propulsion systems for advanced naval ship applications. Part I. System studies. Final technical report Apr 1976--May 1977". United States.
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author = {Kuo, S.C.},
abstractNote = {This report presents the results of system studies as part of a comprehensive study program to evaluate the technological and economic feasibility of utilizing open- and closed-cycle gas turbines integrated with fossil or nuclear heat sources for providing advanced lightweight propulsion power for future Navy capital ship applications. The level of technology considered is that judged by the Contractor to be available during the 1990's. Naval ship types which could benefit from implementing lightweight propulsion systems were selected and characterized, and performance and weight characteristics for selected propulsion machinery components were estimated. Turbomachinery technologies applicable to naval ship propulsion were reviewed, and future advances in crucial technical areas were projected. Eight reference installed power levels between 40,000 and 300,000 shp applicable to the ship types considered were selected. Basic propulsion system arrangements compatible with component capabilities were identified. From the huge number of possible combinations of propulsion system components, arrangements, and power levels for different ship types, a manageable number of practical cases were selected by use of a matrix screening process and subjected to detailed study.},
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