289 pages | 202 B/W Illus.
Shipboard Propulsion, Power Electronics, and Ocean Energy fills the need for a comprehensive book that covers modern shipboard propulsion and the power electronics and ocean energy technologies that drive it. With a breadth and depth not found in other books, it examines the power electronics systems for ship propulsion and for extracting ocean energy, which are mirror images of each other.
Comprised of sixteen chapters, the book is divided into four parts:
This timely book evolved from the author’s 30 years of work experience at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Westinghouse Electric and 15 years of teaching at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
As a textbook, it is ideal for an elective course at marine and naval academies with engineering programs. It is also a valuable reference for commercial and military shipbuilders, port operators, renewable ocean energy developers, classification societies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, researchers, and others interested in modern shipboard power and propulsion systems.
The information provided herein does not necessarily represent the view of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy or the U.S. Department of Transportation.
This book is a companion to Shipboard Electrical Power Systems (CRC Press, 2011), by the same author.
"I think the approach is sound in the development of the materials and the sequence in which they are covered by the book. … the book ties many diverse areas of electrical power system design and operation together nicely. … the material presented is covered in sufficient depth for use by students to better comprehend the unique requirements that go into the design and operation of variable frequency drives in both shipboard power system usage as well as other real world applications. … an excellent addition to the curriculum for professional mariners. … instrumental to the proper operation of commercial and military seagoing vessels."
—Anthony J. Indelicato, U.S. Department of Energy (2006-Present), U.S. Naval Officer (Submarine Qualified) (1995-2006)
"I have taught this course and see a good fit for this book. … Its collection of diverse topics are generally not taught together. This book can be surely be used for multiple courses with some sections used in one class. … very well written, descriptive with examples covering different application domains. … This book not only fills the gap in application of power electronics in shipboard propulsion and ocean energy, but also does it in best possible way. It provides detailed examples in multiple related application domains. Writing a book covering such a diverse domain is tough, but the author has done a great job of relating those together and putting it nicely. This book provides balance between being highly technical and easily understandable."
—Anurag K Srivastava, Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Chapters include Questions and Further Reading. Part A also includes end-of-chapter problems.
Part A: Power Electronics and Motor Drives
Power Electronics Devices
Variable Frequency Drives
Quality of Power
Power Converter Cooling
Part B: Electric Propulsion Technologies
Electric Propulsion Systems
Superconductors in Navy Ships
Fuel Cell Power
Part C: Emerging Ocean Energy Technologies
Ocean Wave Power
Marine Current Power
Offshore Wind Power
Part D: System Integration Aspects
Large-Scale Energy Storage
System Reliability Fundamentals