Project: Life Prediction and Health Monitoring of Marine Propulsion System under Ice Impact

Acronym HealthProp (Reference Number: MarTERA-2019_06)
Duration 01/08/2020 - 31/07/2023
Project Topic The aim is to develop a digital twin platform - by combining intelligent sensors, data acquisition systems and fault detection algorithms through physical and data-driven models in the cloud - towards monitoring the propulsion system and drive line of ships in Arctic and Antarctic operations, with the aim to improve the system reliability and increase the operational safety in harsh environmental conditions. There is a rapid increase in shipping activities, traffic and operations in Arctic and Antarctic waters, in particular, tourist activities are growing rapidly owing to increased traffic from cruise ships. A de-coupled approach is proposed to model the load and load effects on the drive line system, including power generation, power transmission and propeller during ice impact. The models, developed and verified by the project partners through real data measurements from the research vessel SA Agulhas II in South Africa, will be used in a virtual model (Digital Twin) of the propulsion system for life prediction and fault detection and strong decision support during ice navigation. The developed digital twin will be tested on SA Agulhas II to estimate the remaining useful life of her propulsion machinery and -components and to predict failure due to ice impact.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Coordinator Norway
2 Stellenbosch University Partner South Africa
3 Technische Universität Hamburg Partner Germany
4 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Partner Germany
5 EDRMedeso Partner Norway
6 Otto Piening GmbH Partner Germany