This paper demonstrates the usefulness of an automatic topology generator that uses genetic algorithm techniques to generate many alternative system designs and in doing so enables design space exploration for on-board energy distribution systems. This will provide better insight in the relation between design requirements (e.g. budget), system design solutions and important perfor-mance characteristics like ship survivability in early design stages. The basic idea is to apply proven techniques as used for ship configuration (i.e. hull and layout design) to the design of “ship service systems”. The case study will consist of multiple, interconnected systems on board an Ocean-going Patrol Vessel that distribute electric power, chilled water and mechanical (propulsion) power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT '18)
EditorsVolker Bertram
Place of PublicationHamburg, Germany
PublisherTechnische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Pages463-481
ISBN (Print)978-3-89220-707-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventCOMPIT '18: 17th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries - Pavone, Italy
Duration: 14 May 201816 May 2018
Conference number: 17

Conference

ConferenceCOMPIT '18: 17th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries
Abbreviated titleCOMPIT '18
CountryItaly
CityPavone
Period14/05/1816/05/18

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