A1 Journal article (refereed), original research (Journal article, original research)

Optimal control of powertrain and energy balance to recover an equipment fault on a marine vessel

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Publication Details

Authors: Alho Jani, Lindh Tuomo, Peltoniemi Pasi, Montonen Jan-Henri, Lana Andrey, Pinomaa Antti, Pyrhönen Olli

Publisher: Norsk Forening for Automatisering (Norwegian Society of Automatic Control)

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Modeling, Identification and Control

Journal acronym: MIC

Volume number: 42

Issue number: 3

Start page: 131

End page: 141

Number of pages: 11

ISSN: 0332-7353

eISSN: 1890-1328

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/https://dx.doi.org/10.4173/mic.2021.3.3

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This paper proposes a generally applicable method of optimizing the power and energy balance of the
main vessel producer and consumer units. The method is also used after an equipment failure as part of
the power management process ow. The method proposes that the route plan is divided into distance
steps and an optimization algorithm is used to determine the optimal way of producing power, deploying
energy storage systems and controlling propulsion. The algorithm is used to autonomously determine the
estimated vessel speed. By using additional inputs to the functions it is possible to assess the weather
conditions and their eect on the travel plan, and thus always provide the most optimal solution to reach
the harbor.

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