Accession Number : AD0283090

Title :   PROPULSION MACHINERY AND PITCH CHANGING SYSTEMS FOR THE TANDEM PROPELLER

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : GERKEN,T.J. ; MCCLURE,A.C. ; WIESER,M.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A study is made of a turboelectric submarine propul ion system incorporating propellers at both e ds of the s ip. T e propellers are driven by free-flooding motors located in the propeller ubs. Propeller blades are arranged to be controllable in pi ch individually, and enc provid directed thrust for ship control. Design requirements for machinery nd pitch changing systems are developed, and a feasible design is evolved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC PROPULSION, *PROPELLERS (MARINE), *UNDERWATER PROPULSION, ELECTRIC MOTORS, JOURNAL BEARINGS, PITCH (MATERIAL), PITCH (MOTION), SUBMARINES, THRUST BEARINGS, VARIABLE PITCH PROPELLERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE