Jun 20 – 22, 2018
Trieste (Italy)
Europe/Rome timezone

Integrated Ship Design and CSI Modeling: a New Methodology for Comparing Onboard Electrical Distributions in the Early Stage Design

Jun 22, 2018, 12:00 PM
Marconi (Trieste (Italy))


Trieste (Italy)

Stazione Marittima
Paper Environment protection, electric system and ship energy efficiency Electrical Systems


Dr Daniele Bosich (University of Trieste)


In recent years, the MVDC distribution has been proposed as a viable solution for the redesign of the shipboard Integrated Power System (IPS). Indeed, there are relevant advantages promised by the innovative DC concept, among others a desirable reduction in the electric power system size. For providing a virtual proof-of-concept of this technology, parametric and interactive 3D models can be developed by a new Computer System Integrator (CSI) software. The latter may give the possibility to quantify the expected onboard benefits (i.e. increase of pay load) already during the early-stage design, thus opening interesting evaluation since the very first stage of ship design. By exploiting the capabilities offered by the integrated design methodology, a comparative analysis between a conventional MVAC electrical distribution and an innovative MVAC/MVDC hybrid system is performed in this paper. In particular, a significant Main Vertical Zone of a large cruise ship is modeled by the CSI software for providing a detailed comparison (volumes/weights) among the two power distribution architectures (MVAC vs hybrid MVAC/MVDC)

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Dr Daniele Bosich (University of Trieste)


Prof. Giorgio Sulligoi (University of Trieste) Mr Ubaldo la Monaca (University of Trieste) Prof. Vittorio Bucci (University of Trieste)

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