An analysis of marine propulsors and their applications

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Carr, Donald Stephen
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Zucker, Robert D.
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1967-09
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Sept 1967
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Increased interest on the part of the United States in the exploration and exploitation of the ocean environment has led to the assignment of diverse missions in this field to the military. Development of numerous vehicles and weapons systems and the propulsion units to propel them is required to accomplish these missions. In this paper, a general classification of propulsors is established and important performance parameters are defined. A variety of marine thrust devices is described and analyzed in detail, and a qualitative comparison of performance is made. General guidelines are offered for mating propulsors and vehicles for appropriate applications and particular mission requirements. The importance of drag reduction is recognized and various techniques are discussed in an appendix. Since this paper is intended to serve as a compendium on marine propulsors, an extensive bibliography has been incorporated.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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