Fall | Graduate | 12 Units | Prereq: 2.005
Selection and evaluation of commercial and naval ship power and propulsion systems. Analysis of propulsors, prime mover thermodynamic cycles, propeller-engine matching. Propeller selection, waterjet analysis, review of alternative propulsors; thermodynamic analyses of Rankine, Brayton, Diesel, and Combined cycles, reduction gears and integrated electric drive. Battery operated vehicles, fuel cells. Term project requires analysis of alternatives in propulsion plant design for given physical, performance, and economic constraints. Graduate students complete different assignments and exams.
Fall 2020 Update: Fully Remote Classes - Marine Power and Propulsion will be offered remotely in the fall of 2020. The course will be modified slightly to provide students with a real world appreciation of elements that make up the ship propulsion chain.