Marine Propulsion Gas Turbines-Towards The Establishment Of Defined Niches And Other Trends 750714

In the last four of the past twenty-eight year history of marine propulsion gas turbine engines, their numbers have doubled. Specific types of gas turbine engines in certain areas of compatibility with both military and commercial vessel power plant design have become recognized as being well beyond the prototype stage. The appearance of the establishment of some application trends and niches is described and rationalized from the technical and historical/statistical viewpoints. Demonstrated Engineering, Economic and Operational advantages are presented with emphasis in the large commercial marine services.


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