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Mihaela ALBU


In the past 30 years, major developments
can be observed in designing large oil and gas tankers,
passenger cruisers and different types of military ships. In
all these cases new technologies were involved - from gas
turbines as prime movers, power electronics as controlled
converters, advanced synchronous and induction motors.
The future military boats are expected to be driven by gas
turbines or fuel cells; already the windings of the rotors of
generators and motors are made of HTMS materials. With
the availability of the electrical energy and of the
appropriate and efficient storage, new type of guns are
developed and used on the new destroyers. In this paper a
short survey of the most challenging developments in the
electric ship propulsion worldwide is presented.

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