On the basis of the computerized marine automation system DataChief, a training simulator for ship propulsion plants is developed. The simulator is designed for marine training colleges. A complete propulsion plant training simulator consists of an "engine control room" with realistic modern plant monitoring and control equipment, the "machinery space" with individual panels representing the main machinery components, and a "bridge" with main engine remote control and communication facilities for the instructor. The simulators are designed to give the trainee better understanding of a modern propulsion plant, and to provide training of correct actions under normal and abnormal/emergency situations. The simulators are based on medium-size digital computers. The dynamic models describing the process under consideration can be interconnected in many different ways and can be adjusted to specific plant requirements. The main features of the simulator are: remote control of propulsion plant, realistic overall plant alarm monitoring including logging of alarms and recording of process variables, remote/local control of all main pumps, manual or automatic synchronizing and load-sharing of generators, flexible system for changing/resetting of process state and introduction of malfunctions, simulation of component overhaul by fault resetting at local panels. The simulator is developed in two versions, diesel- and steam turbine plant simulator. Due consideration to the differences between such plants are taken, both in simulator arrangement, simulation methods and functions. The first installation took place in spring 1978.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Aas, T
    • Haaland, E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00187957
  • 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