ENGINE OPERATION SIMULATION

A new dynamic training simulator for diesel engine plant operation has been taken into service at Trondheim Maritime College in Norway. The simulator plant is impressive because of its realistic design. A set of dynamic models representing the various processes in the plant is the heart of the simulator, and an advanced sound generating system animates the plant by giving a continuously true sound "picture" of the machinery plant during all conditions. The instructor can alter the behaviour of the process computer models by introducing faults in components and in sub-systems, thus obtaining a realistic picture of the running of a ship's machinery with normal malfunctions and wear. The process models communicate with a modern control and automation system installed in an "engine control room". The "machinery space" is built up by individual panels representing the main machinery components, and the "bridge", which also acts as instructor's console with advanced communication facilities, is equipped with a modern main engine remote control. The simulator plant can be adjusted to meet any specific plant requirements.

  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: p. 21

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  • Accession Number: 00319828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM