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RESEARCH PAPERS

Torpedo Propulsion Systems

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R. K. Gottfredson

Propulsion Design Branch, Torpedoes and Countermeasures Department, Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Calif. 92152

J. Eng. Ind 102(1), 85-90 (Feb 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3183837 History: Received August 14, 1978; Online July 30, 2009

Abstract

The paper begins with a short discussion of torpedo propulsion criteria followed by definitions of the three generic torpedo types and a brief description of each. A major portion of the paper is devoted to descriptions of lightweight anti-submarine torpedoes since the greatest advances in technology will be required for this generic type. Two basic torpedo propulsion systems are discussed; electric and open cycle thermal. Advantages and disadvantages of both types are pointed out followed by examples representative of state-of-the-art systems. In depth presentations of various energy sources, prime movers, and speed reducers are given and several new potential propulsion subsystems are described.

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