Skip to main content
Books On Engineering

Principles of Naval Engineering: Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (The U.S. Naval Institute Blue & Gold Professional Library)

Principles of Naval Engineering: Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (The U.S. Naval Institute Blue & Gold Professional Library)

Principles of Naval Engineering: Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems (The U.S. Naval Institute Blue & Gold Professional Library)
From Brand: Naval Institute Press

Price: $72.95 Details

Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

37 new or used available from $32.31

Average customer review: logo
(4 customer reviews)

Book Description

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.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #281069 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Naval Institute Press
  • Published on: 2012-08-15
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.25" h x 8.75" w x 1.00" l, 2.10 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 240 pages

Features

  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap
Intended to provide new naval officers with the essential foundation for understanding the specific mechanical systems they encounter in ships, submarines, aircraft, and land vehicles, this textbook covers the basic design and operating principles of the propulsion and auxiliary systems of today's naval forces. 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 text 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.

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.


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5Great engineering book
By Painless1
Even though it is a textbook that I needed for a marine engineering course, it is very well written and organized. The concepts are well explained in short and easy to understand language. The examples are real-world examples, and show why you need to learn them. Just be aware that you will need to have a good working knowledge of how to transfer one type of measurement (units) to another. Or keep an extensive list of unit conversions handy.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By pete
good, technical

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5a good reference for the many peripheral issues Marine Engineers face
By Jack Alexander
What I was looking for, a good reference for the many peripheral issues Marine Engineers face.

See all 4 customer reviews...
We strive to provide excellent resources for our site visitors.
We make available for information whatever we consider to be a good source of information to Engineering students and practitioners.
If you have any complaint about any of our partners products, please let us know by writing a review at Amazon Product Reviews, so that we may remove it from our store