Marine Power and Propulsion OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Course by MIT on Marine Power System Design

Published Jan 29, 2009

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'Marine Power and Propulsion' explores the power and propulsion systems of commercial and naval ships. Free OpenCourseWare is offered for this course by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering. The undergraduate course is designed for students interested in marine power system design.

Marine Power and Propulsion: Course Specifics

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Marine Power and Propulsion: Course Description

Actuator disks, design using Kt (Kq) curves, cavitation, first law and second law, propeller lifting line theory, water properties and the Rankine cycle are all topics covered by the 'Marine Power and Propulsion' OpenCourseWare materials. Students can also expect to study combustion, diesel analysis, polytropic efficiency, the Brayton cycle, gear geometry and air independent propulsion. Professors David Burke and Michael Triantafyllou of MIT developed these course materials to give students an understanding of the principles of propulsion and power cycle thermodynamics. As part of the course, students will learn to define basic design parameters for vessel propulsion systems. Design of Propulsion and Electric Power Generation Systems by Hans Klein Woud and Douwe Stapersma is recommended reading for students taking the course.

This OpenCourseWare includes a list of readings with a bibliography, complete lecture notes and handouts, six problem sets with solutions and a practice exam with solutions. To download the free course materials or to learn more, visit the marine power and propulsion system design course page.

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