U.S. NAVAL MACHINERY AUTOMATION CONCEPTS

This paper briefly outlines the present centralized machinery plant control practices in the U.S. Navy for steam, gas turbine, and diesel plants. The level of automatic control existent in the more advanced ships is described. Problems existing with present automated machinery designs are also discussed, along with some recommended solutions. Present conceptual automated machinery plant control systems for current ship designs are described, together with applicable control concepts. An examination of practical control system design alternatives available for such warships are presented. Considerations regarding the ultimate practical level of automation for Naval machinery are also postulated for the future.

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    • Paper presented at the Third Ship Control Systems Symposium held at the University of Bath, England, 9-26-72 through 9-28-72.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Naval Engineers

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    Washington, DC  USA  20005
  • Authors:
    • Hauschildt, M R
    • Ward, L B
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 41-63
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM