Best Reference Books – Advance Marine Propulsion

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Advance Marine Propulsion subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Advance Marine Propulsion along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Advance Marine Propulsion subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Advance Marine Propulsion" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Marine Propellers and Propulsion” by Carlton

“Marine Propellers and Propulsion” Book Review: This book is designed for students, marine engineers, naval architects and anyone involved in propulsion and hydrodynamics. This book gives information about propulsion technology. It is basically divided into three sections: first one is hydrodynamic theory, second one is materials and mechanical considerations, and last one is design, operation and performance. It also covers the chapters like azimuthing and podded propulsors, propellers-rudder interaction, high-speed propellers, and propellers-ice interaction. Marine propellers and propulsion not only contain the essential theory part but also contain the practical problems in design, analysis, and operational efficiency.

2. “Submarine Propulsion: Muscle Power to Nuclear” by Yves M Henon and Leonam dos Santos Guimarães

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“Submarine Propulsion: Muscle Power to Nuclear” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of mechanical engineers, marine engineers, and nuclear science students. It basically gives information about submarines and propulsion technology. This book basically discusses the information about indian navy and the nuclear submarines, The beginning-theoretical studies, ATV organization setup, independent ‘Design Safety Review Committee’, fuel fabrication for nuclear propulsion etc. It also provides information regarding the programme for nuclear propulsion for the indian nuclear submarine. This book mainly focuses on development of the nuclear reactor and nuclear submarine propulsion.

3. “Electrical Plants and Electric Propulsion on Ships” by Marco Giuffrida

“Electrical Plants and Electric Propulsion on Ships” Book Review: It is designed for the students of electrical engineering, marine engineering. This book basically focuses on larger ships with electrical plants and electrical propulsion. It mainly focuses on the big industrial plants and power plants. This book provides the information about HV plants and electrical machines, power converters, protection relays, and control and automation systems. It also looks over the technical features and planning issues of the electrical plants. It also discusses the process of installation of MV power generation and distribution plants of very high power.

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4. “World Marine Propulsion Report 2006-2010 2006-2010: 3” by Georgie MacFarlan
5. “Hydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic Theory (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications)” by J A Sparenberg

“Hydrodynamic Propulsion and Its Optimization: Analytic Theory (Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications)” Book Review: It is designed for the students of marine engineering, mechanical engineering. This book basically deals with the paddle wheels, sculling devices, screw propellers, and sails. This book also provides information on how to improve hydrodynamic propulsion devices. It covers the theory of ship propulsion like thrust augmentation, wake processing and modification of propellers. This book discusses the information about the devices such as tip end plates or tip fins at the propeller blades, spoilers in front of the propeller, asymmetrical stern and more. Only theoretical portions are not covered in this but it also covers the practical applications of the discussed theory. It helps in ship designing and also helps evaluating the ship models.

6. “Shipboard Propulsion, Power Electronics, and Ocean Energy” by Mukund R Patel

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“Shipboard Propulsion, Power Electronics, and Ocean Energy” Book Review: It is designed for the students or marine engineering, machinery and equipment manufacturers, researchers, and others who are interested in modern shipboard power and propulsion systems. This book basically covers the modern shipboard propulsion, power electronics and ocean energy technologies. It also gives the information about power electronics systems for ship propulsion and extracting ocean energy. It contains many chapters like power electronics and motor drives which discusses variable-frequency drives, cooling methods, and quality of power, electric propulsion technologies, system integration aspects, and renewable ocean energy technologies.

7. “The Speed and Power of Ships a Manual of Marine Propulsion, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)” by D W Taylor

“The Speed and Power of Ships a Manual of Marine Propulsion, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: It is designed for the students of marine engineering, mechanical engineering. This book basically deals with the field called resistance and propulsion. It also covers the rules, formulae, theory of resistance and propulsion of vessels. This book covers the model experiments which improve the effectiveness in the field of resistance and propulsion. The important chapters which are covered in this book are hydrodynamics, propulsion, principal characteristics such as beam-draught ratio, speed-length ratio, coefficients of fineness, etc, and strength and design of propeller blades. Only theoretical portions are not covered in this book but it also discusses the practical aspects of it.

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8. “The speed and power of ships: a manual of marine propulsion” by DAvid Watson Taylor
9. “Propulsion et diesel marin” by J L Pallas
10. “Jane’s Marine Propulsion: Examine Marine Engines Worldwide” by K Henderson
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