N.Y. Metropolitan SNAME Honors John Livingston —Hears Paper On 'Design Of Reheat Turbines'

The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its March meeting at Fraunces Tavern in lower New York City. The chairman, Arnold Stein, formally opened the meeting after an enjoyable social hour and dinner. Seated at the dais were Neil Reddy, David O'Neil, Robert Mende (secretary of the Society), Rear Adm. L.V. Honsinger (past president of the Society), Robert Young (president of the Society), John Livingston, Arnold Stein, authors Ulysses Niatas and Frank Conlow, Ralph Christensen, Rear Adm. C.N. Payne, Thomas Sartor Jr., Nicola Pergola, and John Daidola.

Mr. Stein presented Mr. Livingston with a certificate of recognition for his many contributions to the marine industry. Mr.

Livingston played a major role in the conception of contraguide rudders and guide vanes and the use of thermit welding. Mr.

Livingston, who has been a member of SNAME for 49 years, has been very active in SNAME and took part in the formation of the Metropolitan Section.

Mr. Daidola, the Papers Committee chairman, began the technical session by introducing Messrs. Niatas and Conlow, the authors of the paper "Design of Reheat Turbines." The paper was presented by Mr.


The paper discussed the design of a Re- Heat turbine. There are specific design considerations which apply uniquely to a ReHeat HP-IP turbine that relate to its ability to accommodate the thermal transients encountered during maneuvering. The paper cov- ered design considerations and showed the evolution of the ReHeat HP-IP turbine from the Navy Series-Parallel HP-IP design. Other design considerations of a ReHeat turbine are also presented.

A cursory justification of reheat, along with an example of its application was given.

It was shown that reheat turbine design is well within the state-of-the-art and that the use of reheat by the marine industry will be enhanced.

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