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News Article | December 16, 2016

— The report “Marine Engine Market by propulsion (2 stroke, 4 stroke, diesel electric & others), by power 000’ HP (up to 20, 20-40, 40-60, 60-80 & above 80), by vessels (commercial, offshore support, & inland waterways) by fuel & by region - Global Forecast to 2020”, defines and segments the global marine engines market with an analysis and forecast of the market size. Browse 91 market data tables and 61 figures spread through 171 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Marine Engine Market " The marine engines market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 9.10 Billion in 2015 to USD 11.06 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. Rise in international seaborne trade and growing need for efficient & reliable power for propelling ships are driving the marine engines market across the globe. Among the three major types of propulsion systems, diesel electric engines are considered to be the best alternative when compared to other conventional propulsion systems, such as two stroke engines. This segment is estimated to grow at a higher rate when compared to two stroke and four stroke propulsion systems due to stringent environmental norms to reduce harmful gas emissions. Increasing preference for LNG and its hybrid fuels The report also segments the marine engines market on the basis of fuel used, which includes HFO, IFO, MDO, MGO, and others. HFO-based marine engines have been widely accepted in the past few years, but LNG-based marine engines are at an emerging stage. Increasing emission control regulations and recent revisions in IMO standards have led to an increasing use of low sulfur oils such as MDO and MGO, replacing the use of bunker oil (HFO). However, most marine engines use HFO as it is a conventional fluid and is more economical than other marine engine fuels. In future, LNG and its hybrid fuel is expected to grow at a higher CAGR compared to other fuels during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is the dominant market for marine engines In this report, the marine engines market has been analyzed with respect to five regions, namely, North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific will continue to dominate the market with growth in the shipbuilding market in China, Japan, South Korea, and India. To provide an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, the report includes profiles of some of the leading players in the marine engines market including Caterpillar Inc. (U.S.), GM Powertrain (Italy), Rolls Royce (U.K.), Wartsila Corporation (Finland), and Mercury Marine (U.S.) among others. Dominant players are trying to penetrate developing economies and adopting various methods to grab the market share. MarketsandMarkets broadly segments the marine engines market on the basis of application, by propulsion mechanism, by power capacity, by fuel, and by location. The study covers more than 25 vessel types including bulker, containership, general cargo, reefer, tanker, tugs, chemical carrier, LNG carrier, LPG carrier, product carrier, special carrier, and other carrier. The stakeholders for the report include: • OEMs/Marine Engine Manufacturers - Caterpillar Inc. (U.S.), GM Powertrain (Italy), Rolls Royce (U.K.), Wartsila Corporation (Finland), and Mercury Marine (U.S.) among others • Shipbuilding Companies- These include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), Samsung Heavy Industries (South Korea), Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea), China State Shipbuilding Corporation (China), and Sumitomo Heavy Industries (Japan) among others MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. 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LAKE FOREST, Ill. March 1, 2017 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that three employees have been selected among 130 recipients to receive the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute for 2016.  Brunswick is among a handful of companies to have three recipients chosen for the prestigious award this year. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory-floor to the C suite.  Selected from Brunswick were the following: Morton is based in Merritt Island, Fla., while Vara and Weiss work in Fond du Lac, Wis. Morton and Weiss are among 100 women chosen as honorees of the STEP Ahead Award, while Vara was among 30 women designated as an "emerging leader." "We are extremely honored to have three of our colleagues chosen for this highly selective award," said Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Schwabero.  "They are truly a source of pride for Brunswick.  It speaks to the quality of our workforce and their dedication as well as the ultimate purpose of this recognition - to promote careers in manufacturing. "Manufacturers face the growing challenge of finding, engaging and advancing talent.  STEP Ahead raises awareness of these issues by showcasing opportunities and role models that can speak to the transformation of the industry - role models like Jan, Katelyn and Marcea," Schwabero continued.  "STEP Ahead celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding leaders in manufacturing, inspiring the future generations of women leaders to consider full, enriching careers in manufacturing." Jan Morton began her career with Brunswick in 1984, working in the lamination department at the Company's sport boat manufacturing facility in Tennessee. Through the years, Morton was promoted throughout various functions in warehouse operations, purchasing, plant operations and sourcing.  Recently, Morton led a small team of sourcing professionals delivering several million dollars in cost savings. Katelyn Vara, an engineer, recently led a core team of about 12 engineers as well as coordinated with numerous other departments throughout Mercury and client boat companies to test and validate portions of Mercury Marine's totally new sterndrive marine engines.  A former college All-America volleyball player, Vara volunteers as an assistant coach at nearby University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Recently promoted to plant operations manager, Marcea Weiss continues to be a significant contributor to the overall success of Mercury Marine through her skills and participation and leadership in the Company's Lean Six Sigma (LSS) efforts worldwide.  Weiss is a certified Master Black Belt, one of the highest levels of certification, and led Brunswick's enterprise-wide Black Belt Council.  Weiss is also the commander and pilot for a MEDEVAC unit in the Wisconsin Army National Guard, where she flies UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters.  With her background, she has been a strong advocate of both Mercury's Veterans' and Women's Network. "These women exemplify the path an exciting career in manufacturing can take," said Heidi Alderman, 2017 Chair of STEP Ahead and senior vice president of Intermediates North America, BASF Corporation. "STEP Ahead recognizes women nationwide for their significant achievements to the field of manufacturing, and the positive impact on their companies and the industry as a whole." The STEP Ahead Awards are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, launched to examine and promote the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership for attracting, advancing, and retaining strong female talent. A recent survey from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute found that six out of ten open skilled production positions are unfilled due to the talent shortage. Part of closing the skills gap means closing the gender gap, Alderman points out. On April 20, the Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 recipients of the STEP Ahead Awards at a reception in Washington, D.C.  The STEP Ahead Awards program will highlight each honoree's story, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing. ### About Brunswick Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne's Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit About The Manufacturing Institute The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification and development of world-class manufacturing talent. For more information, please visit

News Article | November 18, 2016

LAKE FOREST, Ill. Nov., 18, 2016 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today it has acquired the assets of Payne's Marine Group of Victoria, British Columbia, a leading wholesale distributor of marine parts and accessories (P&A) in Canada.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Payne's had sales of approximately USD$17 million in 2015.  Payne's marine distribution business will become part of Brunswick's global P&A distribution business, which is operated by Brunswick's Mercury Marine division, based in Fond du Lac, Wis. With strategically located distribution facilities in British Columbia and Ontario, Payne's Marine provides broad geographic coverage as well as timely delivery services, technical expertise and support to customers across Canada.  It will be integrated into Mercury Marine's P&A distribution network in Canada, augmenting the presence of Mercury's Land 'N' Sea Canadian channels, particularly in Western Canada where Mercury Marine has made other recent investments, such as a new distribution center in Langley, British Columbia. "The two companies together will extend both the reach and value of our global P&A distribution network," explained Mercury Marine President John C. Pfeifer.  "Further, we believe leveraging the unique expertise of each operation will lead not only to cost and revenue synergies, but also will further accelerate our growth in the important Canadian marine market." "Our current strategy, as outlined at Brunswick's update to the financial community in November 2015, is to grow both our core marine and fitness businesses, while augmenting such growth through acquisitions primarily in fitness and marine P&A," explained Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Schwabero.  "This action continues the execution of that strategy, and marks the latest acquisition that we have made recently to expand our P&A distribution network's global reach into both segments and geographic areas that offer opportunity, following the acquisition of Bell Recreational Products Group in the Midwest, and BLA in Australia in 2014 and 2015, respectively." The Payne's Marine acquisition will have minimal impact upon Brunswick's 2016 results. About Brunswick Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, BLA and Payne's Marine parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit

Anderson A.,Mercury Marine | Yukioka M.,Mercury Racing
SAE Technical Papers | Year: 2012

When designing a connecting rod, one needs to pay attention to the buckling strength of the rod. The buckling strength is heavily affected by the beam section, and Johnson's buckling equation is used to estimate the buckling strength of a given beam section. This approach is acceptable if the beam section geometry is constant from the small end to the big end. But, recent expectations for light weight, low NVH, and low fuel consumption engines require optimizing the connecting rod section geometries to be progressively changing from the small end to the big end. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is often used to evaluate the buckling strength of a rod that has complex changes in beam section. There are two primary FEA methods to do this. One is an eigenvalue method and the other is an explicit dynamic method. The eigenvalue method can obtain stable results without satisfying Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy condition that is required to control the size of the time step in the explicit dynamic method. The eigenvalue method is meant for analyzing the static (or quasi-static) problem, and is comparable to a static load test that can be done in a structural test lab. To get proper analysis results, this method requires geometry, modal analysis, interpretation of results to include a certain number of mode shapes in the buckling analysis, as well as an imperfection value. In the case of the explicit dynamic method, the time step size must satisfy Courant-Friedrichs-Lewy condition in order to obtain stable calculation results. This method can analyze quasi-static and dynamic problems, and is useful for calculating the in-situ buckling strength of a rod. An advantage of the explicit dynamic method is that simultaneous equations do not have to be solved, so memory size requirements are reduced and less computation time is used than in the eigenvalue method. Furthermore, the explicit dynamic method requires only the geometry and an input force (or velocity) to get proper analysis results. This paper shows analysis results from the eigenvalue method and the explicit dynamic method, as well as physical test results. Then, the paper discusses the pros and cons of the two methods for rod buckling analysis. Copyright © 2012 SAE International.

Broman J.,Mercury Marine
SAE International Journal of Engines | Year: 2012

A conceptual project aimed at understanding the fundamental design considerations concerning the implementation of catalyst systems on outboard marine engines was carried out by Mercury Marine, with the support of the California Air Resources Board. In order to keep a reasonable project scope, only electronic fuel injected four-stroke outboards were considered. While they represent a significant portion of the total number of outboard engines sold in the United States, carbureted four-strokes and direct injected two-strokes pose their own sets of design constraints and were considered to be outside the scope of this study. Recently, three-way catalyst based exhaust emissions aftertreatment systems have been introduced into series production on sterndrive and inboard marine spark ignition engines in North America. The integration of catalyst systems on outboards is much more challenging than on these other marine propulsion alternatives. Sterndrive and inboard engines are horizontal crankshaft engine derivatives of automotive products. Outboards on the other hand utilize a vertical crankshaft, open cooling systems, and consist almost entirely of components that were specifically designed for a marine outboard engine application. This report will show how Mercury Marine used state of the art processes and design analysis tools to successfully design a catalyst system for a production based outboard engine targeting combined hydrocarbon and oxides of nitrogen emissions performance equivalent to the sterndrive and inboard standard of 5 grams per kilowatt-hour over the marine engine emissions test cycle. Prototypes of the design were constructed and tested. Results of that testing will be shown that highlight the potential to meet future emissions requirements and some of the challenges that will face commercializing this technology. Copyright © 2012 SAE International.

Kuether R.J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Deaner B.J.,Mercury Marine | Hollkamp J.J.,U.S. Air force | Allen M.S.,University of Wisconsin - Madison
AIAA Journal | Year: 2015

Several reduced-order modeling strategies have been developed to create low-order models of geometrically nonlinear structures from detailed finite element models, allowing one to compute the dynamic response of the structure at a dramatically reduced cost. However, the parameters of these reduced-order models are estimated by applying a series of static loads to the finite element model, and the quality of the reduced-order model can be highly sensitive to the amplitudes of the static load cases used and to the type/number of modes used in the basis. This paper proposes to combine reduced-order modeling and numerical continuation to estimate the nonlinear normal modes of geometrically nonlinear finite element models. Not only does this make it possible to compute the nonlinear normal modes far more quickly than existing approaches, but the nonlinear normal modes are also shown to be an excellent metric by which the quality of the reduced-order model can be assessed. Hence, the second contribution of this work is to demonstrate how nonlinear normal modes can be used as a metric by which nonlinear reduced-order models can be compared. Various reduced-order models with hardening nonlinearities are compared for two different structures to demonstrate these concepts: a clamped-clamped beam model, and a more complicated finite element model of an exhaust panel cover. © 2015 by H. Hafsteinsson. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

Deaner B.J.,Mercury Marine | Allen M.S.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Starr M.J.,Sandia National Laboratories | Segalman D.J.,University of Wisconsin - Madison | Sumali H.,Sandia National Laboratories
Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME | Year: 2015

Measurements are presented from a two-beam structure with several bolted interfaces in order to characterize the nonlinear damping introduced by the joints. The measurements (all at force levels below macroslip) reveal that each underlying mode of the structure is well approximated by a single degree-of-freedom (SDOF) system with a nonlinear mechanical joint. At low enough force levels, the measurements show dissipation that scales as the second power of the applied force, agreeing with theory for a linear viscously damped system. This is attributed to linear viscous behavior of the material and/or damping provided by the support structure. At larger force levels, the damping is observed to behave nonlinearly, suggesting that damping from the mechanical joints is dominant. A model is presented that captures these effects, consisting of a spring and viscous damping element in parallel with a four-parameter Iwan model. The parameters of this model are identified for each mode of the structure and comparisons suggest that the model captures the stiffness and damping accurately over a range of forcing levels.

Scherer J.O.,Mercury Marine
FAST 2013 - 12th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation | Year: 2013

Published model test results have shown a significant increase in propulsive efficiency for surface piercing marine propellers when they are operated at a yaw angle relative to the oncoming flow. This paper presents design and analysis work showing how this efficiency gain can be realized in a practical design. The implementation of yawed propellers is particularly suited to drive systems with a vertical shaft such as outboard motors and sterndrives. Surfacing propellers are known to produce substantial side forces. In addition to the efficiency gains from yawing the propeller and orienting the net thrust vector in the forward direction, there is a vessel control benefit to reducing or eliminating the side force produced by the drive system. This could lead to further performance improvement through reduced rudder size if the rudder is no longer required to balance the propeller side forces. Included in the paper are several design configurations utilizing yawed propellers as well as computational results showing performance gains as a function of yaw angle and submergence. Propeller geometry modifications, relative to non-yawed propellers, to accommodate the varying inflow direction to blade sections are considered as well.

Morton S.,Mercury Marine | Hall R.,Mercury Marine | Radavich P.,Mercury Marine
SAE Technical Papers | Year: 2013

Recent regulatory requirements have introduced, for the first time, catalyst exhaust systems with closed loop air/fuel control into the severe environment of stern-drive and inboard-powered pleasure marine vessels. These engines often maintain consistently high power levels due to vessel drag. Sea water used to cool the engine and exhaust is corrosive, and the engine experiences high g-loads when the planing vessel is used in wavy sea conditions. Engineers must face these challenges in order to develop a durable, efficient, clean-operating, and affordable marine engine. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has become a key tool to drive the design optimization of catalyst exhaust systems for marine applicatons. CFD models are used to simulate the unsteady exhaust gas flow of a fired engine. In particular, CFD is used to develop an exhaust system which will promote efficiency, low emissions, and robust closed-loop air fuel control. Increased gas residence time via catalyst flow uniformity and balanced cylinder flow streams at the oxygen sensors are required to achieve an optimal design. A recent study was conducted in order to establish a correlation between unsteady exhaust flow CFD and physical testing for catalyst flow uniformity and oxygen sensor placement. This was done with prototype marine catalyst exhaust systems running on an eight cylinder gasoline engine. The desire was to prove that the CFD method provides accurate design direction to the team responsible for optimizing the exhaust system. The strong agreement established in this paper provided the confidence necessary to employ CFD in the development of future marine catalyst exhaust systems. Copyright © 2013 SAE International.

Morton S.,Mercury Marine | Narasingamurthi S.,Larsen and Toubro Ltd
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Internal Combustion Engine Division (Publication) ICE | Year: 2011

Modern, high-performance, outboard marine engines operate in severe environments. They are typically mounted to a planing boat operating at high horsepower levels due to high hydrodynamic drag. The engine also experiences high vertical impact loads in rough-water conditions. In the ocean, corrosive salt water circulates through the engine to provide necessary engine cooling. Splashing water can be ingested into the combustion air inlets on the outside of the engine cowl (engine enclosure) and must be appropriately managed. In addition, the engine often operates in very warm climates with a sealed cowl wrapped tightly around it. The warm atmospheric air that flows through the cowl inlets and into the engine compartment must first circulate around the power head in order to cool thermally sensitive components such as engine controllers and ignition coils. In some applications, the same air stream mixes with fuel then participates in the combustion process inside the cylinder. At Mercury Marine, computational fluid dynamics, CFD, is used to aid the design of outboard engines that will operate robustly in these extreme conditions. One specific application for CFD is the management of the flow and thermal aspects of engine-compartment air flow. Studies can be done with CFD to assist product design decisions that aim to balance the need to protect thermally sensitive electronics and to efficiently provide the engine with the combustion air. The CFD simulation predicts the air flow behavior from the cowl duct inlets, around the power-head, and into the throttle body inlet of the engine. The simulation also predicts air temperatures, component temperatures, and heat flow to and from the air. The CFD model typically includes rotating components such as alternators and flywheels. A recent study was conducted to validate the CFD method. The CFD model and the dynamometer experiments were conducted with a mid-size outboard 4-stroke engine. The test engine was fully instrumented to measure air temperatures, air velocities, and component temperatures. The validation exercise included a detailed comparison of these values between the CFD predictions and the experimental results. A high level of agreement was achieved and a few lessons were captured for future implementation. © 2011 by ASME.

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