Propulsion technology is a complex, multidisciplinary topic with design, construction, operational and research implications. Bringing together a wealth of disparate information from the field, Marine Propellers and Propulsion provides comprehensive and cutting edge coverage to equip marine engineers, naval architects and anyone involved in propulsion and hydrodynamics with the knowledge needed to do the job.
Drawing on experience from a long and varied career in consultancy, research, design and technical investigation, author John Carlton breaks the subject into three main sections - hydrodynamic theory, materials and mechanical considerations, and design, operation and performance. Connecting essential theory to practical problems in design, analysis and operational efficiency, Marine Propellers and Propulsion is an invaluable resource, packed with hard-won insights, detailed specifications and data.
- The most complete book available on marine propellers, fully updated and revised, with new chapters on propulsion in ice and high speed propellers
- Gathers together otherwise disparate material on the theory and practice of propulsion technology from the past 40 years' development, including the latest developments in improving efficiency
- Written by a leading expert on propeller technology, essential for students, marine engineers and naval architects involved in propulsion and hydrodynamics
1. The early development of the screw propeller 2. Propulsion systems 3. Propeller geometry 4. The propeller environment 5. The wake field 6. Propeller performance characteristics 7. Theoretical methods
basic concepts 8. Theoretical methods
propeller theories 9. Cavitation 10. Propeller noise 11. Propeller-ship interaction 12. Ship resistance and propulsion 13. Thrust augmentation devices 14. Transverse thrusters 15. Azimuthing and podded propulsors 16. Waterjet propulsion 17. Full-scale trials 18. Propeller materials 19. Propeller blade strength 20. Propeller manufacture 21. Propeller blade vibration 22. Propeller design 23. Operational problems 24. Service performance and analysis 25. Propeller tolerances and inspection 26. Propeller maintenance and repair
John Carlton is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Professor of Marine Engineering at City University, London. He recently served as the 109th President of the IMarEST and was formerly Global Head of Marine Technology and Investigations at Lloyd's Register. Over a long and distinguished career he has authored more than a hundred technical papers and articles on marine technology, received numerous awards, chaired international committees and contributed to various government and naval initiatives on maritime matters.