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A Platform-Focused Power and Energy Modelling Capability for Submarines

Peter Dennis, Peter Hield, John Wharington, Karl Slater

RINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - IMC 2019: Pacific International Maritime Conference | Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited | Published : 2019


Maximising efficient use of the limited energy stores aboard a vessel is pivotal in achieving optimal operational performance. In the case of diesel-electric submarines, the complex nature of power systems and operating behaviours means that the most useful assessments of energy use are likely to be produced when accurate and adaptive models of power and energy systems (and the onboard systems they supply) are coupled with a robust and detailed model of the platform as a whole. To provide this capability, a framework of granular, physics-based power and energy system models was developed and embedded into DST’s mature and validated Integrated Platform Systems Model (IPSM). The new models app..

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