The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has requested Tracer Hydronautics to perform a Trials - Model Test Correlation study for a 769 Foot Containership, Marad designation C8-S-85d. This report presents the findings of that study, performed under SNAME Purchase Order Number 0823. Tracer Hydronautics gratefully acknowledges the cooperation of Bethlehem Steel Corporation in providing trial data and trial calculation worksheets for this analysis.
This paper explores the application of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) to marine ship propulsion plants. The paper first examines the theory behind and the history of magnetohydrodynamics, specifically with applications to seawater thrusters, and follows with an assessment of the state of the art and an evaluation of current MHD research efforts. The paper concludes with an annotated bibliography of a large body of published technical papers and research work in the field of MHD.