Propulsion

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Propulsion

Propulsion is the methodology by which a vessel is moved through the water (the source of the motivating force). Often, the term propulsion is used to refer to the entire powertrain of the vessel - i.e. On a modern ship, a propeller is typically turned by a diesel prime mover, connected by shafting through a gearbox. For a vessel, the propulsion requirements are typically generated by the operational profile and the resistance of the hullform.

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