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Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Committee Chair

Ali Feliachi.


The objective of this thesis is to explore the powerful capabilities of using an object-oriented modeling language to model and simulate an all electric Naval Shipboard Power System. Modelica has been used to model and simulate the shipboard power system which acts as an alternative simulation tool. The shipboard system is developed using the concept of packages. Different components like the buck converter, inverter, and AC machines have been modeled as a part of the library to develop the power system. The shipboard system has been simulated as two decoupled systems, the AC and DC systems. This research further focuses on developing a networked protection system to detect and clear faults and protect the shipboard power system from complete breakdown. A discrete supervisory controller has been designed using Petri nets as part of the protection system to control the converters and clear faults. A communication network has also been modeled for communication. Two different case studies, the open circuit test, and short circuit test were performed to test the effectiveness of the protection system and the simulation results are presented. This thesis also gives an overview of different properties of Modelica along with its advantages over other simulation tools, a detailed survey of different types of object-oriented simulation tools available, a comparison of different power electronics simulation tools, and some of the previous work done in Modelica.