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Hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion for marine transport applications: case study of a domestic ferry

Hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion for marine transport applications: case study of a domestic ferry
Hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion for marine transport applications: case study of a domestic ferry
With the increase in the volume of the world trade transported by the sea which has exceeded 80%, the interest in reducing the negative environmental impact of shipping has been growing recently. Therefore, the international maritime organization (IMO) has published and proposed regulations, measures and emission reduction policies to control the greenhouse gases emitted by ships. Hybrid electric power and propulsion concepts have been suggested by the IMO as an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) technical reduction measure to increase the energy efficiency of ships. Different power sources and technologies can be used in hybrid propulsion systems which include fuel cells. Using fuel cell as the main source of power can increase the potentials of hybrid electric propulsion systems for reducing the emissions problem.

In this presentation, an overview of hybrid electric power and propulsion concepts is introduced focusing on fuel cells, its basics, advantages, disadvantages, and its different marine applications. In order to assess the effectiveness of hybrid fuel cell propulsion systems, a three degree-of-freedom total ship system simulator is developed and implemented in MATLAB/Simulink environment. For a domestic ferry of the Faroe Islands, a hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion system is proposed and studied using the developed ship simulator. A comparison between the proposed hybrid system and the conventional diesel engines is then presented in terms of the first cost, fuel cost, system size and weight. Simulation results of the developed simulator are validated for the ferry existing diesel propulsion system using real ship operational data
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Phillips, Alexander
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Wilson, Philip A.
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Turnock, Stephen
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Bassam, Ameen
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Phillips, Alexander
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Wilson, Philip A.
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Turnock, Stephen
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Bassam, Ameen, Phillips, Alexander, Wilson, Philip A. and Turnock, Stephen (2016) Hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion for marine transport applications: case study of a domestic ferry. Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference, United Kingdom. 26 - 27 Apr 2016.

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Abstract

With the increase in the volume of the world trade transported by the sea which has exceeded 80%, the interest in reducing the negative environmental impact of shipping has been growing recently. Therefore, the international maritime organization (IMO) has published and proposed regulations, measures and emission reduction policies to control the greenhouse gases emitted by ships. Hybrid electric power and propulsion concepts have been suggested by the IMO as an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) technical reduction measure to increase the energy efficiency of ships. Different power sources and technologies can be used in hybrid propulsion systems which include fuel cells. Using fuel cell as the main source of power can increase the potentials of hybrid electric propulsion systems for reducing the emissions problem.

In this presentation, an overview of hybrid electric power and propulsion concepts is introduced focusing on fuel cells, its basics, advantages, disadvantages, and its different marine applications. In order to assess the effectiveness of hybrid fuel cell propulsion systems, a three degree-of-freedom total ship system simulator is developed and implemented in MATLAB/Simulink environment. For a domestic ferry of the Faroe Islands, a hybrid fuel cell electric propulsion system is proposed and studied using the developed ship simulator. A comparison between the proposed hybrid system and the conventional diesel engines is then presented in terms of the first cost, fuel cost, system size and weight. Simulation results of the developed simulator are validated for the ferry existing diesel propulsion system using real ship operational data

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Accepted/In Press date: 31 March 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: April 2016
Venue - Dates: Next Generation Marine Power & Propulsion Conference, United Kingdom, 2016-04-26 - 2016-04-27
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 393543
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393543
PURE UUID: a0aa91de-8fd0-4b89-97b6-7be4be5403e8
ORCID for Ameen Bassam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7366-7293
ORCID for Philip A. Wilson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6939-682X
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 03 May 2016 10:25
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:17

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