MIT Energy Initiative
Energy Classes at MIT

Marine Power and Propulsion

Meets Energy Minor Requirements

Elective

Instructor

Class Number

2.612

Level

Undergraduate

Term

Fall

Day

Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 am-11:00 am

Description

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.

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