Accession Number : ADA257338
Title : Analysis of Simulation Tools for the Study of Advanced Marine Power Systems.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Brochard, Paul E
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 117
Abstract : The United States Navy is at a crossroads in the design of ship's engineering plants. Advances in solid-state power electronics combined with a shift to gas turbine powered propulsion and electric plants has placed renewed emphasis on developing advanced power systems. These advanced power systems may combine the prime movers associated with propulsion and electric power generation into an integrated system. The development of advanced electric distribution systems and propulsion derived ships service (PDSS) power systems are interim steps towards the goal of an integrated system. Advances in the design of ships power systems, whether revolutionary or evolutionary, will require extensive testing and simulation. This thesis will develop a basis with which to judge various simulation tools. It will then evaluate a simulation program developed for the Navy by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Power systems modelling, Advanced marine power systems, Homotopy, Waveform methods, Newton-Raphson, Power Systems Simulation, WAVESIM, Simulation program evaluation, Computer program evaluation.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , *ELECTRIC POWER , *MARINE PROPULSION , *ELECTRIC GENERATORS , *SHIP MODELS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , SIMULATION , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , TOOLS , NAVY , THESES , GAS TURBINES , MASSACHUSETTS , ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY , POWER , TURBINES , ENGINEERING , SOLIDS , WAVEFORMS , COMPUTERS , DISTRIBUTION , ELECTRONICS , SHIPS , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE