Accession Number : AD0845558

Title :   Icebreaker Propulsion Systems Feasibility Study - Volume III. Conventional Propulsion Systems.

Corporate Author : NUS CORP ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 208

Abstract : Phase I of the Icebreaker Propulsion Systems Feasibility Study evaluates the relative economic merits of nuclear and conventional propulsion plants for a range of ship horsepowers and for a specific operations mission. This volume describes the results of this evaluation as it pertains to the conventional oil-fired prime mover systems and the power conversion or transmission systems. To obtain a definitive economic comparison of candidate propulsion plants on a consistent basis, it was necessary to perform the following major tasks: Define the design and performance requirements of icebreaker propulsion systems and derive preliminary design criteria; Define economic parameters and bases for cost analysis of capital, fuel, manning, and maintenance costs; Develop a reference design of each type propulsion system capable of meeting the performance and safety requirements and which would have economic merit; Perform comparative economic analyses of the reference propulsion plant designs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION), (*ICEBREAKERS, COAST GUARD RESEARCH, COAST GUARD, GAS TURBINES, MARINE NUCLEAR PROPULSION, STEAM POWER PLANTS, DIESEL ENGINES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MARINE ENGINEERING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MAINTAINABILITY, ECONOMICS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE