A Diagnostic of Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Ships

  • Newton Narciso Pereira


The main objective of this paper is to present an analysis on diesel electric −DE− propulsion systems used on naval, maritime and fluvial ships. There are many advantages and some disadvantages of this system; besides, new propulsion systems have been developed to aid in the maneuvering and steering of ships. Recently, electric ships have employed a very interesting architectural arrangement and these technologies permit achieving more efficiency and a reduction of operational cost and weight. Considerations for propulsion systems utilizing the various types of machine technologies such as the Azipod system are also discussed.


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Narciso Pereira, N. (1). A Diagnostic of Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Ships. Ciencia Y tecnología De Buques, 1(2), 27-42. Retrieved from https://shipjournal.co/index.php/sst/article/view/10
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