Date of Award
Master of Science
Adel Nasiri, Aderiano DaSilva
Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), Multi-Objective Optimization(MOO), Power Electronics Building Block (PEBB), Shipboard dc power system, Smart Ship Systems Design (S3D)
The U.S. Navy is currently challenged to develop new ship designs under compressed schedules.
These ship designs must necessarily incorporate emerging technologies for high power energy
conversion in order to enable smaller ship designs with a high degree of electrification and
next generation electrified weapons. One way this challenge is being addressed is through development
of collaborative concurrent design environment that allows for design space exploration
across a wide range of implementation options. The most significant challenge is assurance of
a dependable power and energy service via the shipboard Integrated Power and Energy System
(IPES). The IPES is largely made up of interconnected power conversion and distribution equipment
with allocated functionalities in order to meet demanding Quality of Power, Quality of Service
and Survivability requirements. Feasible IPES implementations must fit within the ship hull
constraints and must not violate limitations on ship displacement. This Thesis applies the theory
of dependability to the use of scalable metamodels for power conversion and distribution equipment
within a collaborative concurrent design environment to enable total ship set-based design
outcomes that result implementable design specifications for procurement of equipment to be used
in the final ship implementation.
Siddaiah, Rounak, "Derivation of Power System Module Metamodels for Early Shipboard Design Explorations" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 2123.