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The superconducting MHD-propelled ship YAMATO-1In 1985 the Ship & Ocean Foundation (SOF) created a committee under the chairmanship of Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Former President of the Ship & Ocean Foundation, and began researches into superconducting magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) ship propulsion. In 1989 SOF set to construction of a experimental ship on the basis of theoretical and experimental researches pursued until then. The experimental ship named YAMATO-1 became the world's first superconducting MHD-propelled ship on her trial runs in June 1992. This paper describes the outline of the YAMATO-1 and sea trial test results.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sasakawa, Yohei
(Ship and Ocean Foundation Kobe, Japan)
Takezawa, Setsuo
(Ship and Ocean Foundation Kobe, Japan)
Sugawara, Yoshinori
(Ship and Ocean Foundation Kobe, Japan)
Kyotani, Yoshihiro
(Ship and Ocean Foundation Kobe, Japan)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Johnson Space Center, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference and Exhibition: World Congress on Superconductivity, Volume 1
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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