MODELLING OF WEIGHT AND VOLUME FOR ADVANCED ALTERNATING CURRENT ELECTRIC DRIVE MACHINERY

High power-density motors and generators and reliable high power solid state motor speed controls have made electric drive propulsion systems attractive for use in naval combat ships and in the offshore industry. This paper presents a method of AC electric propulsion plant modelling and provides scaling relationships for estimating the volumes and weights of propulsion generators and motors, solid state power conditioners, electric switchgear, and associated electrical propulsion system components as functions of propeller shaft power. These relationships are applied to a specific watercooled conceptual design propulsion plant to demonstrate the scaling method and to present size and weight information on "state-of-the-art" components for a wide range of shaft horsepowers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Nav. Engrs J., 95 <1983>, p.192 <May> (9 pp., 4 ref., 2 tab., 9 graphs, 3 diag.)
  • Authors:
    • Acker, F E
    • Greene, D L
    • Jolliff, J V
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM