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Advances in Power Electronics
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 216870, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/216870
Review Article

A Review on the Faults of Electric Machines Used in Electric Ships

Electromechanical Energy Conversion Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Patras, Greece

Received 25 October 2012; Revised 6 February 2013; Accepted 6 February 2013

Academic Editor: George Antonopoulos

Copyright © 2013 Dionysios V. Spyropoulos and Epaminondas D. Mitronikas. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Electric propulsion systems are today widely applied in modern ships, including transport ships and warships. The ship of the future will be fully electric, and not only its propulsion system but also all the other services will depend on electric power. The robust and reliable operation of the ship’s power system is essential. In this work, a review on the mechanical and electrical faults of electric machines that are used in electric ships is presented.