MAN - BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SHIP PROPULSION
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Nowadays, the primary source of propulsion power used on board ships is the diesel engine, and it shall be noted that the power requirement ad revolution rate depend of the form of the vessel's hull and design of propeller. That is why, in order to work out the proper solution that would be optimal, some general technical knowledge would be required. The present publication shall be treated as the attempt of the authors to explain the basic terms that are used regarding the vessel types, dimensions and hull forms and also clarify some of the most important parameters relating to the resistance of the ship's hull, condition of the propeller as well as the associated load diagram. From the other side, it should be taken into account that this book is not intended to provide explanations on the propulsion-related calculations. The book has been divided into three major parts which, in fact, could easily be considered as separate booklets - it means that some of the information that is mentioned in one chapter might appear in another chapter.
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