Accession Number : ADA313530

Title :   User's Guide for POWERSIM and Associated Programs.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Aug 94-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Redding, Eric ; Fish, Scott

PDF Url : ADA313530

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report provides an overview of the power simulation code developed by the AT for analysis of energy and power flow throughout combat vehicles equipped with electric weapons. The purpose of the code, which has been nicknamed POWERSIM, is to provide an intuitive modeling environment for this analysis under the rather complex mission sequences associated with battlefield operation of these vehicles. The utility of simulating the power flow through the vehicle under these conditions hinges on assessing the impact of all the power system components on thE overall vehicle system performance under conditions (movement and firing) which are considered realistic for the application of interest. The ue of this code, can through the appropriate graphical user interfaces, (1) configure complex mobility and firing sequences, (2) configure a hybrid electric combat vehicle with electric weapons, (3) run simulations for mobility loads alone, (4) run simulations with mobility and firepower, and (5) perform some simple analysis of the simulation results. Additional analysis can easily be performed on the wealth of data which is generated on individual component conditions as needed through user defined functions. The code described here is the first complete version of the code, and development continues on adding component models and increasing the accuracy and speed of the existing component models.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMBAT VEHICLES, *ELECTRIC PROPULSION, *ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION, USER MANUALS, MOBILITY, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, BATTLEFIELDS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), INTERFACES, ACCURACY, SEQUENCES, CODING, MISSIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, HYBRID SYSTEMS, FLOW, COMPUTER FILES, HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, ELECTRIC GUNS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Computer Programming and Software
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE