The Evolution of Marine Propulsion Machinery 1840 to 2000 Presented by the SNAME WES Section


Please note - Registration will close on Monday, May 10, 2021.  A link to join the webinar will be emailed to you on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Review of significant developments over the decades, from coal fired steam reciprocating engines to oil fired steam turbines to diesels (merchant ships) and gas turbines (warships). Illustrated examples. Statistical analysis of machinery types and powers, from British Shipbuilding Database.

Ian L. Buxton BSc, PhD, CEng, FRINA

Ian L. Buxton graduated in naval architecture from Glasgow University, concurrently serving his apprenticeship with Clyde shipbuilders Denny of Dumbarton.  Following early work on computer applications in shipbuilding, he moved in 1965 to the British Ship Research Association in London and Wallsend. He held the position of Reader in Marine Transport in the Department of Marine Technology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne from 1974-2002.  He is currently Vice President of the World Ship Society, taking a great interest in maritime history and writing on ships and shipbuilding. He devotes time to the Marine Technology Special Collection at Newcastle University, an archive of shipbuilding and related material and its associated British Shipbuilding Database of 81000 British built ships.

When:  May 11, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (GB)
Associated with  Western Europe

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