Analysis of various all-electric-ship electrical distribution system topologies
Author(s)Chalfant, Julie; Chryssostomidis, Chryssostomos
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As advances in technology mature, the need is evident for a coherent simulation of the total electric-drive ship to model the effect of new systems on the overall performance of the vessel. Our laboratory has been developing an integrated architectural model in a physics-based environment which analyzes ship variants using a standard set of metrics, including weight, volume, fuel usage and survivability. This paper discusses advances in the model including the use of operational scenarios, incorporation of a survivability metric, and streamlining the performance of model. The model is employed herein to compare two possible distribution system topologies: a ring bus and a breaker-and-a-half. The ring bus is heavier and larger but more survivable. Fuel usage is equivalent in the two variants.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Sea Grant College Program
IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS), IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Chalfant, J. S., and C. Chryssostomidis. Analysis of Various All-electric-ship Electrical Distribution System Topologies. In Pp. 72–77, 2011, IEEE.
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