Joshua L. Lt Gavrich
N SCI 301
Study of fundamental principles of energy transfer and thermodynamics. An introduction to nuclear propulsion, gas turbines, and auxiliary power systems. Offered: A.
This course provides an introduction to marine propulsion and associated support systems through a study of the fundamental principles of energy transfer and thermodynamics. The basic functions of the systems will be presented and the theory behind their operation will be stressed. After discussion of the four major propulsion systems (fossil-fuel steam, nuclear-field steam, diesel, and gas turbine), a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each will be made. The student should view this course as a basis for subsequent functional training and continuing education in the field of naval engineering.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Power point presentation.
Class assignments and grading
Homework will be minimal. Expect pop quizzes so I can ensure you did the reading.
Class participation is necessary and a part of your grade. There will be 1 or 2 exams throughout the term and a final exam.