Accession Number : ADA132139

Title :   Geometric and Performance Characteristics of Commercial Cargo Ships. Part 1. Covering the Decades 1930 through 1950,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Sweeney,T E

PDF Url : ADA132139

Report Date : Jan 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This paper, dealing with particular characteristics of commercial cargo ships of the 1930 - 1950 era, is but the first of a planned several part series of studies aimed at a preliminary evaluation of the potential of a sailing cargo ship. To put the matter in better perspective the Flight Concepts Laboratory of Princeton University has, over the past decade or so, developed a rather unique sail of very high efficiency. It has been used (successfully) as wings for airplanes and as rotor blades for windmills. Its applicability as a sail for a cargo ship is, at this time, not yet determined - hence this study. It is quite probable that the reader will be either nautically or aeronautically orientated in his thinking, therefore, there may be some problem in the semantics of the matter, however, every effort is made to define the expressions of the two related disciplines as they occur in the text.

Descriptors :   *Cargo ships, *Merchant vessels, *Ship structural components, *Ship motion, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Feasibility studies, Performance(Engineering), Comparison, Marine engineering, Ship turbines, Marine propellers, Structural engineering, Mechanical engineering, History

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE