Accession Number : ADA268667


Title :   Improved Methodology for Sizing of Naval Electrical Power Plants


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : McGlothin, James J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268667.pdf


Report Date : May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : Electrical power plants onboard ships of the United States Navy have traditionally been sized according to empirical methods. These methods have resulted in satisfactory plants but have to been updated to reflect recent improvements in equipment and analysis methods. Developing technologies under consideration for future ships, particularly integrated electric propulsion with propulsion derived ships service electrical power, will bring significantly different demands for electrical power. There is very little recent design experience to fall back on when designing a ship employing such technologies. In addition, current fiscal restraints demand that excess equipment and capacity be severely restricted in order to minimize procurement costs, manning, and maintenance costs. A methodology is proposed to evaluate candidate electric plant configurations (i.e. number and sizes of generating units) in terms of the probability that the required loads can be supplied.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , *ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS , *SHIPBOARD , METHODOLOGY , ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING , THESES , ELECTRIC PROPULSION , COST EFFECTIVENESS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Computer Programming and Software
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE