Integrated electrical and mechanical modelling of integrated-full-electric-propulsion systems

P. Norman, C.D. Booth, J. Schuddebeurs, G.M. Burt, J.R. McDonald, J. Apsley, M. Barnes, A. Smith, S. Williamson, E. Tsoudis, P. Pilidis, R. Singh

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Integrated Full Electric Propulsion (IFEP) systems are the subject of much interest at present. Current research is focused on analysing and improving aspects of subsystem and system performance. However, there is a great need to look more widely at the `multi-physics' problem of characterising the dynamic interactions between the electrical and mechanical systems. This paper will discuss the changing nature of modelling and simulation to aid research into IFEP systems, outlining the alternative angle taken by the Advanced Marine Electrical Propulsion Systems (AMEPS) project to characterise and investigate electrical-mechanical system interactions. The paper will describe this approach and highlight the unique challenges associated with the problem, discussing the suitable methods that will be adopted to address these challenges. Finally, an overview of the present and future research opportunities facilitated via the AMEPS project will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2007
Event3rd IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 Apr 20066 Apr 2006


Conference3rd IET International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Abbreviated titlePEMD 2006


  • IFEP
  • integrated model
  • dynamic simulation
  • mechanical modelling
  • integrated-full-electric-propulsion systems

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