ENERGY-EFFICIENT ALL ELECTRIC SHIP (EE-AES) - download PDF paper
Basis for the application of the project is the need to develop and improve the knowledge needed to meet the challenges in the field of research Energy-efficient All Electric Ship - EEAES.
The need of system as well as component knowledge is common for all such new systems using the electrical form of energy in the energy conversion processes.
The main goals of the projects are:
Strategy of the research groups
- Optimal design/manufacturing and operation of an EEAES: Develop new methods and tools to better utilize the energy-sources on-board, reduce life-cycle cost and to improve the reliability of the system.
- Provide technology for cost-competitive products from Norwegian vendors: Combination of electricalmechanical - and marine engineering provides knowledge to develop competitive products for marine applications.
- Fuel Cells - Norway has a leading position in Europe in developing maritime application of fuel cells.
- Supplying the industry with highly qualified personnel within the area of EEAES.: A total of 10 PhDs within the area of research will be ready to join the industry when this program is completed.
The multidisciplinary research team consists of personnel from two different research groups; Marine Machinery Group (MMG) in the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU and the Department of Electric Power Engineering (DEPE) at NTNU. These groups are in close cooperation with MARINTEK and SINTEF Energy Research (SEfAS), respectively.
RESEARCH APPROACH, Methods
In the project it will be developed mathematical models of integrated power and automation systems consisting of machinery systems (diesel engines, turbines, fuel cells etc.), power plant, distribution network and consumers including all relevant control and management systems. This is a novel approach to design and analysis of combined power plants and control systems. In addition hardware prototype designs of electrical motors and converters for marine applications will be build up and tested.
Verification of theoretical models and simulation results will take place in cooperation with ABB Marine, Aker Elektro and Brunvoll and possibly other partners. Full scale experiments will be carried out at the sites of these .
Multilevel converters with filters will be analyzed, designed and tested. Test will be performed both in laboratories at NTNU and Aker, as well at test sites provided by Aker. Permanent Magnet Motors for ship propulsion will also be tested at a test site, as well as on board a ship. Results from the project will be published according to the plan.
A program-committee is consisting of:
Prof. Roy Nilsen
Prof. Robert Nilssen
Assoc. Prof. Eilif Pedersen
Prof. Asgeir Sørensen
Prof. Harald Valland
Dr.ing Atle Minsaas, Marintek
Dr.ing. Alf Kåre Ådnanes, ABB Marine
CTO Ingve Sørfonn, Aker Elektro
The program manger is:
Prof. Harald Valland
Student exhange and scholar visits are initiated with recognized universities in Europe or elsewhere.
Scientific staff will participate as scientific advisors and senior research personell within the project and towards the industry partners national and international branches.
Cooperation will be sought within the projects:
• FCSHIP – Fuel Cell Technology for SHIP. Proposal number GRD2-2001-50022, EU-project withing the GROWTH programme.
and other upcoming EU-projects within the same area.