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Lech Murawski and Marek Szmyt
Stiffness characteristics and thermal deformations of the frame of high power marine engine
In the subject-matter literature detail data on stiffness of the crankshaft foundation connected with the frame of marine main engine are still lacking. Thermal deformation models of the engine's casing, proposed by engine producers, are excessively simplified. However the parameters are crucial for the shaft-line alignment analysis as well as for the analysis of interactions between the shaft-line and engine crankshaft, especially in the case of high power engines. This paper presents a determination method of the marine engine body characteristics as well as results of example computations performed for a Sulzer 7 RTA 84 C engine installed on a ~3000 TEU container ship. It has been demonstrated that the producer's assumption about parallel displacement of the crankshaft axis in thermal working conditions is too rough. The thermal deformation of the engine is of hogging character, which results in significant change of the moment load exerted on the crankshaft and shaft line. The stiffness parameters recommended by the producers for the shaft-line alignment are estimated correctly, however they represent only engine's body flexibility, without taking into account ship's hull flexibility.
J. Ekmanis, V. Zebergs, N. Zeltins and V. Vrublevski
Thermal Characteristics of New Building Materials and their Effect upon the Energy Efficiency
The paper formulates the role of thermal inertia of the building materials in the energy supply of buildings and in solution of the energy efficiency problems. The evolution of construction entails the application of new building materials as well as of glazed surfaces in the envelopes of buildings. An analysis is made of the influence of the thermal resistance of building materials and their heat capacity on the thermal inertia indicators of buildings. An inertia scale of buildings has been developed for the choice of the heat supply capacities of buildings at low outdoor temperatures under extreme conditions of the Latvian climate. The ratio of the ventilation capacities has been analysed in the total heating balance at a low thermal inertia of buildings. The significance of innovative ventilation technologies for raising the energy efficiency has been considered.
Zamir Ahmed Abro, Nanliang Chen, Zhang Yifan, Hong Cheng-Yu, Abdul Malik Rehan Abassi, Altaf Ahmed Simair, Rafique Ahmed and Azmat Hussain
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Tadeusz Bohdal, Katarzyna Widomska and Małgorzata Sikora
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František Dzianik, Štefan Gužela and Eva1 Puškášová
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