RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Marine

Life Cycle Considerations in Propulsion Alternatives for Fast Vessels

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D. L. Luck

GE Marine and Industrial Engines, General Electric Company, Evendale, OH 45215

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 118(3), 636-640 (Jul 01, 1996) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2816696 History: Received February 08, 1995; Online November 19, 2007


Fast vessels are being built and operated for a large range of passenger-carrying applications. Fast cargo-carrying vessels are being considered in a variety of sizes as well. A major decision in design and construction of these vessels is the propulsion system; this decision has major impacts on the operation economics as well as the operational capabilities of the vessels. Factors involved in consideration of propulsion alternatives for fast vessels are examined, with emphasis upon the total life cycle operating implications of these factors. A methodology for considering the factors is suggested, and an example is presented with results of the consideration tradeoffs.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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