podded propulsion

podded propulsion

[‚päd·əd prə′pəl·shən]
(marine engineering)
Ship propulsion by electric motors mounted in pods that are underneath the hull of a ship and attached to the ship by a strut.
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The Damen Water Bus is equipped with two, forward facing, double-screw podded propulsion units, which reduce vibrations, besides offering low fuel consumption.
Azimuthing electric podded propulsion systems provide both vessel propulsion and steering in a single "pod" unit attached under the stern of a vessel.
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When they were first designed and implemented, podded propulsion was a significant technological advance over traditional shaft propulsion, but it experienced a number of technical issues in the early years of use.
When first designed and implemented, podded propulsion was a technological advance over traditional shaft propulsion, but it experienced a number of technical issues in the early years of use, the companies said.
Azipod is one of the brand names for the azimuthal podded propulsion units frequently used on today's cruise liners--units that can rotate 360 degrees and resemble a giant outboard motor, and which replace a ship's traditional propeller/drive-shaft/rudder system; "azimuthal" is applied here in the sense of "distance in angular degrees measured clockwise from a standard direction.
Rolls-Royce will supply four MermaidTM podded propulsion systems for Queen Mary 2.
ABBs long experience in podded propulsion and power generation for both cruise ships and ice breaking vessels makes them the ideal and most reliable partner for these projects.
The project was designed to explore the application of composite materials for marine propulsion, an area where QinetiQ believes there is considerable potential--such as in podded propulsion, where weight is critical.
I must say I was disappointed in the articles on Radisson Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Mariner and on podded propulsion systems in the June 2002 Cruise Travel.