Publication:

Maximising the Power : Weight ratio of Marine Electro Propulsion and Generation Systems (2000)

Author(s): Acarnley PP, Roskilly AP, French CD

  • : Maximising the Power : Weight ratio of Marine Electro Propulsion and Generation Systems

Abstract: Much work has been published in recent years concerning electrical machines associated with marine based applications, in particular in terms of propulsion and generation systems. The drive behind this ongoing development and research programme can be split into four mutually inclusive objectives when compared to conventional diesel driven systems: Firstly, it must provide a cost advantage with respect to running and initial capital outlay. Secondly, they must offer a performance advantage in terms of stability and transient response. Thirdly, maintenance must be minimised. Fourthly, ideally the machine and controller must be survivable in the event of a system fault; this feature is of importance for marine applications and in particular when considering Naval vessels having a high degree of automation onboard. The overall power generation and propulsion system in the all electric ship can be sub-divided into four major areas of technology: Firstly the electric machines, in terms of generation and propulsion. Secondly the power electronic converters [1] that enable the transfer of power around the distribution system in an efficient and safe manner. Thirdly the distribution system itself including, power protection [2] system. Fourthly the control and automation of the entire power system.

  • Short Title: Maximising the Power : Weight ratio of Marine Electro Propulsion and Generation Systems
  • Date: 26-27 October 2000
  • Conference Name: Third International Symposium on The All Electric Ship: AES 2000
  • Volume: 1
  • Publisher: IMarEST
  • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
  • Bibliographic status: Published
    Staff

    Professor Tony Roskilly
    Associate Director