Carbon Fiber Tubes have been used as propulsion shafts for about 20 years and they are finding more and more acceptance. The theory about the design and specification of such tubes has been known for a long time. It has partly been described in the SNAME paper, Propellers/Shafting 97 Symposium in chapter 4 from the same author.

This time the broad experience and design philosophy of such complete shaft lines shall be described and explained by using various samples of several successful applications.

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