Accession Number : ADA136352

Title :   Design Optimization of Marine Reduction Gears.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Bramlett,W T , II

PDF Url : ADA136352

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : The development and use of the FORTRAN program MARGO (Marine Reduction Gear Optimization) is described. MARGO performs design analysis, weight minimization, and a rudimentary form of noise minimization using the general purpose optimization program called ADS-1 (Automated Design Synthesis, Version 1). Numerous subroutines are presented which calculate the associated design variables for marine reduction gears. The entire program is self-documented and easily modified by the user. Examples are presented to demonstrate the utility of the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Reduction gears, *Computer aided design, Optimization, Marine engines, Marine surface propulsion, Gear teeth, Weight, Sizes(Dimensions), Gear noise, Limitations, Naval vessels, Iterations, Subroutines, FORTRAN, User manuals, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE