Principles of Naval Engineering: Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (Blue & Gold Professional Library) (Hardcover)

Principles of Naval Engineering: Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (Blue & Gold Professional Library) By Matthew A. Carr (Editor) Cover Image
By Matthew A. Carr (Editor)
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This textbook covers the basic design and operating principles of the propulsion and auxiliary systems of today's Naval forces. The topics include the main components in the propulsion and auxiliary systems for both conventional and nuclear steam propulsion, gas turbine power plants (for both ship and aircraft applications), and internal combustion engines. The book also discusses the fundamentals of pneumatic and hydraulic fluid power systems, as well as heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and desalination systems. Other important components covered in greater detail include pumps, valves, pressure and temperature instruments, and heat exchangers. This book is intended to provide the new officer with the essential foundation for understanding the specific mechanical systems they encounter in ships, submarines, aircraft, and land vehicles.

About the Author


CDR Matthew A. Carr, USN is a 1981 Naval Systems Engineering graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served on the USS Tecumseh (SSBN-628), USS Sunfish (SSN-649), and USS Simon Lake (AS-33). A registered professional engineer with a PhD in mechanical engineering, Carr serves on the faculty of the Naval Academy. He lives in Edgewater, MD.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612511047
ISBN-10: 161251104X
Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Blue & Gold Professional Library