Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Propulsion Systems

Edited by Alessandro Serpi

University of Cagliari


Mario Porru

University of Cagliari

The transport sector is one of the most valuable sectors in the world. It represents the large oil consumers but still relies mainly on fossil fuels. Since the world trend in fossil fuel use is expected to increase further, a more sustainable transportation system is unavoidable to cope with emerging economic and social issues, such as massive energy consumption and emissions of pollutant gases. In this regard, this book provides an overview of some recent and promising technological advancements in propulsion systems, ranging from on-board components to different propulsion system architectures. In particular, the book aims at giving a brief but significant insight into propulsion system design and architecture, by covering different topics and application fields (road, marine, and aerospace).

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Propulsion SystemsEdited by Alessandro Serpi

Published: October 7th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73998

ISBN: 978-1-83962-280-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-279-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-281-6

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

9521 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Options and Evaluations on Propulsion Systems of LNG Carriers

By Tu Huan, Fan Hongjun, Lei Wei and Zhou Guoqiang


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2. Overview of Main Electric Subsystems of Zero-Emission Vehicles

By Adolfo Dannier


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3. Wetland Monitoring Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with Electrical Distributed Propulsion Systems

By Esteban Valencia, Víctor Alulema and Darío Rodríguez


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4. Beamed Launch Propulsion

By Koichi Mori


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5. Hall Thruster Erosion

By Andrey Vitalievich Loyan and Alona Nikolaevna Khaustova


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6. Biological Propulsion Systems for Ships and Underwater Vehicles

By Naga Praveen Babu Mannam and P. Krishnankutty


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