SUPERCONDUCTING SWATH PROPULSION SYSTEM SIMULATION
A superconducting electrical propulsion system design for a hypothetical Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull (SWATH) vehicle has been simulated as an aid in evaluating the transient performance of full scale superconducting propulsion machinery. The twin-screw SWATH vehicle, which is propelled by identical port and starboard gas-turbine-driven power plants, was selected as representative of full scale application because it readily illustrates the flexibility of machinery arrangement available with electric drive systems. The basic power plant configuration is described and preliminary simulation results discussed. The simulation covers a range of ship maneuvers which comprise the mission profile adopted for this vehicle. The discussion includes suggestions for system operating procedures and associated control requirements.
- Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 4.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD United States 20084
- Robey, H N
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Electric drives; Electric power; Electric power plants; Electrical systems; Gas turbines; High speed rail; Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Propulsion; Ship simulators; Ships; Simulation; Superconductivity; SWATH ships; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced propulsion; Propulsion machinery; Propulsion machinery controls; Simulated propulsion plants; Superconductive ship propulsion
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00187952
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM