Conferences related to Ship Propulsion

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Oceans 2020 MTS/IEEE GULF COAST

To promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of ocean engineering and marine technology. This includes all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water. This includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources.

  • OCEANS '96

  • OCEANS '97

  • OCEANS '98

  • OCEANS '99

  • OCEANS 2000

  • OCEANS 2001

  • OCEANS 2002

  • OCEANS 2003

  • OCEANS 2004

  • OCEANS 2005

  • OCEANS 2006

  • OCEANS 2007

  • OCEANS 2008

    The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, education, and policy. Held annually in the fall, it has become a focal point for the ocean and marine community to meet, learn, and exhibit products and services. The conference includes technical sessions, workshops, student poster sessions, job fairs, tutorials and a large exhibit.

  • OCEANS 2009

  • OCEANS 2010

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2011

    The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Scociety of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science engineering, and policy.

  • OCEANS 2012

    Ocean related technology. Tutorials and three days of technical sessions and exhibits. 8-12 parallel technical tracks.

  • OCEANS 2013

    Three days of 8-10 tracks of technical sessions (400-450 papers) and concurent exhibition (150-250 exhibitors)

  • OCEANS 2014

    The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2015

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 450 technical papers and 150-200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2016

    The Marine Technology Scociety and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits.

  • OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

    Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town meetings on policy and governmental process.

  • OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston

    Ocean, coastal, and atmospheric science and technology advances and applications


2020 IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC)

The PCIC provides an international forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry. The PCIC annual conference is rotated across North American locations of industry strength to attract national and international participation. User, manufacturer, consultant, and contractor participation is encouraged to strengthen the conference technical base. Success of the PCIC is built upon high quality papers, individual recognition, valued standards activities, mentoring, tutorials, networking and conference sites that appeal to all.


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


2020 59th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

The CDC is the premier conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of systems and control. The CDC annually brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners in the field of automatic control to discuss new research results, perspectives on future developments, and innovative applications relevant to decision making, automatic control, and related areas.


2019 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC)

The IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC) has been established to be one of the major events in the field of electrical machines and drives. IEMDC is a refernce forum to disseminate and exchange state of art in the filed of the Electrical Machines and Drives. The 2018 edition started in 1997 and the 2019 edition will be 11th one.



Periodicals related to Ship Propulsion

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Energy Conversion, IEEE Transaction on

Research, development, design, application, construction, installation, and operation of electric power generating facilities (along with their conventional, nuclear, or renewable sources) for the safe, reliable, and economic generation of electrical energy for general industrial, commercial, public, and domestic consumption, and electromechanical energy conversion for the use of electrical energy


Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, IEEE

It is expected that GRS Letters will apply to a wide range of remote sensing activities looking to publish shorter, high-impact papers. Topics covered will remain within the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Societys field of interest: the theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as they apply to the sensing of the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space; and ...


Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on

Theory, concepts, and techniques of science and engineering as applied to sensing the earth, oceans, atmosphere, and space; and the processing, interpretation, and dissemination of this information.




Xplore Articles related to Ship Propulsion

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The performance of a 5 MW high temperature superconductor ship propulsion motor

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2005

A 5 MW, 230 RPM, 6-pole high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor is presently under test at the Center for Advance Power Systems (CAPS). This paper provides a summary of the key design features of the motor, predicted performance, factory test results and extended test results to date at CAPS. This motor was designed and built under the U.S. ...


Electric Ship Propulsion Improvement by Increasing Efficiency of Adjustable-Speed Motor Drives

2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), 2018

This paper explores the possibilities for increasing energy efficiency of ship propulsion systems by the use and appropriate control of adjustable speed drives based on pulse width modulation voltage source inverters (PWM VSIs) and induction motors (IMs). A passenger ship moved by two twin propulsion units using IMs with a rated power of 7,000 kW is chosen as case study. ...


Fault-tolerant control of a ship propulsion system using model predictive control

1999 European Control Conference (ECC), 1999

Recently, it has been shown how model predictive control (MPC) can adapt to faults in certain circumstances. This paper describes how MPC was successfully implemented as a fault-tolerant controller for a single engine/propeller model of a ship propulsion system. It is shown that the MPC controller can be tuned to be robust to internal faults that develop in the ship ...


Ship Propulsion by Underwater Pulsed High-Voltage Streamer Discharge

IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013

A concept of ship propulsion by underwater pulsed high-voltage streamer discharge was proposed and has been examined by using anode pins as the propulsion unit of a ship model. The primary experiment proves that the underwater pulsed high-voltage streamer discharge can push the ship model to travel on the water. The maximum travelling speed of the ship model is 2.3 ...


Experimental research on the characteristics of ship propulsion system under dynamic excitations

2017 4th International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety (ICTIS), 2017

With the development of the size of the ships, the power and size parameters of propulsion increase apparently, which leads the problems caused by dynamic excitations, such as hull deformation and stern excitations, are increasingly prominent. Based on the characteristics of dynamic excitations for the ship propulsion system in navigation, a reasonable experiment plan is designed, considering the present experimental ...



Educational Resources on Ship Propulsion

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • The performance of a 5 MW high temperature superconductor ship propulsion motor

    A 5 MW, 230 RPM, 6-pole high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor is presently under test at the Center for Advance Power Systems (CAPS). This paper provides a summary of the key design features of the motor, predicted performance, factory test results and extended test results to date at CAPS. This motor was designed and built under the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) funding (Contract #N00014-02-C-0190) to address the next generation of electric ship propulsion systems. HTS motors are characterized by high power density, quiet operation and high efficiency. HTS air-core motors have unique electrical characteristics and therefore require dynamic testing to validate all modes of operation. The test program at CAPS is designed to address dynamic performance and simulation of this class of propulsion motor. The motor has been operated at 5 MW load for over 3 hours at CAPS.

  • Electric Ship Propulsion Improvement by Increasing Efficiency of Adjustable-Speed Motor Drives

    This paper explores the possibilities for increasing energy efficiency of ship propulsion systems by the use and appropriate control of adjustable speed drives based on pulse width modulation voltage source inverters (PWM VSIs) and induction motors (IMs). A passenger ship moved by two twin propulsion units using IMs with a rated power of 7,000 kW is chosen as case study. Each 1M is supplied by an AC-AC power converter in a back-to-back configuration, based on three-level neutral point clamped (NPC) VSIs. To increase the overall efficiency of the propulsion drive, the IM side control is integrated with a suitable electrical loss minimization technique (ELMT). A complete dynamic model of the IM propulsion drive is developed, including the IM model taking into account the iron loss, the power converter model with PWM, and the control system with the ELMT. Results show the capability of the ELMT to significantly increase the overall efficiency of the IM by about 10% at full load.

  • Fault-tolerant control of a ship propulsion system using model predictive control

    Recently, it has been shown how model predictive control (MPC) can adapt to faults in certain circumstances. This paper describes how MPC was successfully implemented as a fault-tolerant controller for a single engine/propeller model of a ship propulsion system. It is shown that the MPC controller can be tuned to be robust to internal faults that develop in the ship propulsion system, even in the absence of any fault detection and isolation (FDI) information for the internal faults. For the case of sensor faults, it is assumed that FDI information is available and it is shown how the MPC controller, in combination with a Kalman estimator, can drastically improve the tracking response of the system in the presence of sensor faults. The paper concludes that MPC is a very good candidate for a fault-tolerant controller for the ship propulsion system, requiring re-configuration only at the supervisory level, without the need for additional re-configuration in the lower-level control systems.

  • Ship Propulsion by Underwater Pulsed High-Voltage Streamer Discharge

    A concept of ship propulsion by underwater pulsed high-voltage streamer discharge was proposed and has been examined by using anode pins as the propulsion unit of a ship model. The primary experiment proves that the underwater pulsed high-voltage streamer discharge can push the ship model to travel on the water. The maximum travelling speed of the ship model is 2.3 cm/s when propelled by three anode pins at 600-Hz pulse frequency. The propulsion force produced by a single anode pin is of millinewtons order of magnitude. It was found that the maximum travelling speed and the propulsion force could be significantly improved by increasing the number of the anode pins or the pulse frequency. The propulsion efficiency is of 10<sup>-7</sup> order of magnitude and can be increased significantly by increasing the number of the anode pins. The most attractive feature of the ship propulsion by underwater pulsed high-voltage streamer discharge is that there is no need for a superconductor magnet. Additionally, the connection between the pulsed high- voltage streamer discharge thruster and the power supply is only by a cable, which can provide more freedom for the layout of the thruster on the ship.

  • Experimental research on the characteristics of ship propulsion system under dynamic excitations

    With the development of the size of the ships, the power and size parameters of propulsion increase apparently, which leads the problems caused by dynamic excitations, such as hull deformation and stern excitations, are increasingly prominent. Based on the characteristics of dynamic excitations for the ship propulsion system in navigation, a reasonable experiment plan is designed, considering the present experimental conditions. In this experiment, the hull deformation excitations are seen as the vertical and transversal loads on the intermediate bearings, while vertical, transversal, longitudinal excitations on the stern bearings at the end of the shaft are used to simulate vertical and transversal excitation caused by propeller rotating and the axial trust excitation from the propeller, respectively. The dynamic responses of propulsion shaft in transversal and vertical direction are gained by the experimental system. The effects of amplitudes, directions, frequencies of these dynamic excitations and shaft rotation speed on the characteristics of shaft vibration are studied. The vibration performances and coupling effects of ship propulsion system under hull deformation and stern dynamic excitations are discussed.

  • Power split e-CVT solution for combined ship propulsion and electric energy generation

    This paper investigates the possibility to use a power split electric Continuously Variable Transmission e-CVT as the core of a vessel power management unit which is able to produce both mechanical power for driving the propeller shafts, and electrical energy for supplying the onboard electric power system. The proposed system can be operated in three modes: full electric, full thermal and hybrid. The main feature of this system in hybrid mode is the possibility to follow two distinct set-points: one for the propeller shaft speed and one for the electric energy to be generated. The paper introduces the basic configuration and the principle of operation of the system and illustrates a case study with the description of the operating limits of the system.

  • Analysis of different system design solutions for a high-power ship propulsion synchronous motor drive with multiple PWM converters

    In this paper two possible design alternatives are investigated for a high- power synchronous motor propulsion drive employing two voltage-source inverters for motor supply. The two arrangements are compared based on their steady-state behavior in both normal and faulty conditions (i.e. with one out- of-service inverter), predicted by time-stepping finite-element simulations. Simulation results found consistent with the results expected theoretically and based on previous studies. Pros and contras of the two design alternatives are highlighted together with the possible design strategies that could help mitigate their drawbacks.

  • Design of multi-phase permanent magnet motor for ship propulsion

    In this paper, a permanent magnet synchronous motor for ship propulsion is designed. The appropriate number of poles and slots are selected and the cogging torque is minimized in order to reduce noise and vibrations. To perform high efficiency and reliability, the inverter system consists of multiple modules and the stator coil has multi phases and groups. Because of the modular structure, the motor can be operated with some damaged inverters. In order to maintain high efficiency at low speed operation, same phase coils of different group are connected in series and excited by the half number of inverters than at high speed operation. A MW-class motor is designed and the performances with the proposed inverter control method are calculated.

  • A study on design of inverter for multi-phase brushless DC ship propulsion motor

    This paper describes inverter for multi-phase brushless DC ship propulsion motor. This inverter has high efficiency and relatively small size. It is separated multi-phase brushless DC motor drive and motor-inverter built-in type. Some inverter modules are damaged, the motor can be limited drive by other living inverters. In order to maintain high efficiency at low speed, same phase coils of different group are connected in series and excited by the half number of inverters than at high speed operation. Power module cooling system is circulated fresh water. Number of kW-class downsized inverter was made for study of operating algorithm. In this research deals number of MW- class inverter system design, manufacture and test.

  • Benchmark application of fuzzy observers to fault detection on a ship propulsion system

    This article is a contribution to the benchmark problem in the framework of the COSY (Control of Complex Systems) project and deals with fault detection on a simulated ship propulsion system. Our approach is to make use of a fuzzy output observer for the generation of the fault-reflecting residual signals. For this purpose, we first have to design suitable fuzzy models of the system under consideration. During the model-building stage, a lot of design parameters have to be chosen, such as for example the linguistic variables of the fuzzification and the composition operators in fuzzy space. On the other hand, using a fuzzy relational structure does not require the complete knowledge of all parameter values appearing in the system. So, we can take advantage of this fact during this design stage.



Standards related to Ship Propulsion

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IEEE Guide for the Design and Application of Power Electronics in Electrical Power Systems on Ships

This document summarizes current electrical engineering methods and practices for applying power electronics in electrical power systems on ships. It describes analytical methods, preferred parameters, and performance characteristics from a common frame of reference for reliable integrated marine electrical power systems.This document summarizes current electrical engineering methods and practices for applying power electronics in electrical power systems on ships. It ...


IEEE Guide for the Design and Application of Power Electronics in Electrical Power Systems on Ships

This document will summarize current electrical engineering methods and practices for applying power electronics in Electrical Power Systems on Ships. It will describe analytical methods,preferred parameters and performance charachteristics from a common frame of reference for reliable integrated marine electrical power systems


IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Installations on Shipboard

This recommended practice will serve as a guide for the selection and installation of electrical equipment for lighting, signaling, communications, power and propulsion in marine applications.


IEEE Recommended Practice for Marine Cable for Use on Shipboard and Fixed or Floating Platforms

The scope of this recommended practice is the design, construction, and properties to comply with the special needs of cables used in Marine Shipboard applications. The recommended practice will cover marine cable constructions and applications for the installation of cable on Shipboard and Fixed or Floating Platforms. This recommended practice is needed for cable manufacturer's to comply with the special ...