2.612 Marine Power and Propulsion

Class Info

Selection and evaluation of commercial and naval ship power and propulsion systems. Analysis of propulsors, prime mover thermodynamic cycles, propeller-engine matching. Propeller selection, waterjet analysis, review of alternative propulsors; thermodynamic analyses of Rankine, Brayton, Diesel, and Combined cycles, reduction gears and integrated electric drive. Battery operated vehicles, fuel cells. Term project requires analysis of alternatives in propulsion plant design for given physical, performance, and economic constraints. Graduate students complete different assignments and exams.

This class has 2.005 as a prerequisite.

2.612 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Harbour, M. S. Triantafyllou and R. S. McCord.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 5-217.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 2.612 was rated 5.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Marine Power and Propulsion site or on the 2.612 Stellar site.

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