Accession Number : AD1015105

Title :   System-level Analysis of Chilled Water Systems Aboard Naval Ships

Descriptive Note : Conference Paper

Corporate Author : Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge United States

Personal Author(s) : Babaee,Hessam ; Chalfant,Julie ; Chryssostomidis,Chryssostomos ; Sanfiorenzo,Amiel B

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Report Date : 24 Jun 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A thermal management simulation tool is required to rapidly and accurately evaluate and mitigate the adverse effects of increased heat loads in the initial stages of design in all-electric ships. By reducing the dimension of Navier-Stokes and energy equations, we have developed one-dimensional partial differential equation models that simulate time-dependent hydrodynamics and heat transport in a piping network system. Besides the steady-state response, the computational model enables us to predict the transient behavior of the cooling system when the operating conditions are time-variant. As a demonstration case, we have performed a thermal analysis on a realistic naval ship.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE