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Marine Full Electric Propulsion Power System

This example shows a representative marine half-ship electrical power system with base load, hotel load, bow thrusters and electric propulsion.

The principal components of the system are:

  • 30 MVA Gas Turbine, Round Rotor Alternator

  • 5 MVA Diesel Generator, Salient Pole Alternator

  • 11.5 MVA Base Load

  • 6 MVA Switched Hotel Load

  • 20 MVA Average-Value Propulsion Rectifier

  • 1 MVA Direct Online Start, Squirrel Cage Bow Thrusters

The sequence of events during the simulation is:

  • 10 seconds - Hotel Load disconnected

  • 20 seconds - Propulsion begins ramping up

  • 30 seconds - Full power ahead

  • 40 seconds - Propulsion begins ramping down

  • 50 seconds - Bow Thrusters start up

  • 60 seconds - Hotel Load connected


Simulation Results from Simscape Logging

The plot below shows the diesel generator and gas turbine power outputs.

Results from Real-Time Simulation

This example has been tested on a Speedgoat Performance real-time target machine with an Intel® 3.5 GHz i7 multi-core CPU. This model can run in real time with a step size of 500 microseconds.