The nuclear propulsion of merchant ships: Aspects of engineering, science and technology

Carlton, J., Smart, R. & Jenkins, V. (2011). The nuclear propulsion of merchant ships: Aspects of engineering, science and technology. Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, 10(2), pp. 47-59. doi: 10.1080/20464177.2011.11020247

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Abstract

This paper first considers the underlying nuclear physics and then explores the potential application of that science to the propulsion of merchant ships. It then examines the options for the exploitation of nuclear technology and considers some of the engineering implications of deploying the technology. Consideration is then given to the application of nuclear propulsion to a series of ship types, including tankers, container ships and cruise vessels. In each case two sizes of ship are chosen, one of fairly conventional size and the other much larger.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology on 1 Dec 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20464177.2011.11020247
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Engineering
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/15553

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