2nd Edition

Shipboard Electrical Power Systems

By Mukund R. Patel Copyright 2021
    428 Pages 184 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The second edition of Shipboard Electrical Power Systems addresses new developments in this rapidly growing field. Focusing on the industry trend toward electric propulsion for cruise, navy, and commercial ships, the book aids new or experienced engineers in mastering the cutting-edge technologies required for power system design, control, protection, and economic use of power.

    Covering the latest emission standards on ships, and the clean power technologies necessary to meet such stringent regulations, the book compiles essential information on power system design, analysis and operation, uniquely bringing all three together under one cover. Beginning by covering power system basics, the book goes on to detail power generation, electrical machines and batteries, with  new chapters on electric propulsion, shipboard emission regulations, and clean power technologies. Updated throughout to reflect this rapidly changing field, the second edition clearly explains complicated electrical concepts using mechanical and hydraulic analogies to aid marine engineers in understanding difficult elements of the field. The book is an indispensable resource for well-rounded engineering students and professional engineers.

    This textbook is essential reading for students of marine engineering, electrical power systems, and electrical engineering, alongside engineers working on commercial and navy ships, on ports, on land, and offshore rigs.

    1. AC Power Fundamentals 2. Shipboard Power System Architectures 3. Common Aspects of Power Equipment 4. AC Generator 5. AC and DC Motors 6. Transformer 7. Power Cable 8. Power Distribution 9. Fault Current Analysis 10. System Protection 11. Economic Use of Power 12. Electrochemical Battery 13.  
    Electric Propulsion 14. Ship Emission Regulations and Clean Power Technologies  15. Marine Industry Standards


    Mukund R. Patel, Ph.D., P.E., is a professor of engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, USA, and has served as a 3M McKnight Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He has over 50 years of hands-on involvement in research, development, and design of the state-of-the-art electrical power equipment and systems. He has held positions as principal engineer at General Electric, fellow engineer at the Westinghouse Research & Development Center, senior staff engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and development manager at Bharat Bijlee (Siemens) Limited. He has been teaching short courses in electrical power systems for American Society of Naval Engineers since 2012.

    Dr. Patel obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electric Power Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and his M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received an M.E. in Electrical Machine Design from Gujarat University, and a B.E. from Sardar University, India.

    Tanuj Khandelwal, MSEE is the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Principal Electrical Engineer at ETAP - Operation Technology, Inc. in Irvine, California, USA. He has about 20 years of involvement in engineering system analysis and design of ETAP state-of-the-art electrical power system analysis software. Mr. Khandelwal obtained his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach and his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from Bombay University, India.