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Warship machinery constraints

Greig, A; Bradbeer, N; (2017) Warship machinery constraints. In: greig, A, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of maritime and offshore engineering. Wiley: London, UK.

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The design of warship machinery is complex because unlike most merchant ships warships do not have a unique operating profile, while designed to meet specific wartime roles, they spend the vast majority of their lives performing a wide range of different tasks. As a consequence the propulsion plant must be able to operate efficiently and effectively over a wide range of speeds. This chapter describes some of the constraints encountered when designing the main machinery components of a typical surface warship and introduces the concept of Integrated Full Electric Propulsion. A second major difference between merchant ships and warships is that the latter are designed to absorb deliberate damage and still function. A brief account of some of the threats a warship is exposed to and their associated damage mechanism is followed by an analysis of various design approaches that can mitigate these threats to ensure a warship with a high survivability.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Warship machinery constraints
ISBN-13: 9781118476406
DOI: 10.1002/9781118476406.emoe306
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118476406.emoe306
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Warship, Design, Marine Engineering
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Mechanical Engineering
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1503622
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