Carlos Reusser

Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso

Carlos A. Reusser earned a BEng in Naval Electrical Engineering from the Naval Polytechnic Academy (APOLINAV), Chile, in 2001 and served in the Chilean Navy for twenty years. He also received a master’s degree in Asset Management and an MSc and Ph.D. in Power Electronics, all from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM), Chile, in 2010, 2014, and 2020, respectively. From 2011 to 2019, Dr. Reusser was a lecturer at APOLINAV. In 2015, he became a lecturer at UTFSM. In 2020, he became an associate professor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile. His main research interests include sensorless control, power converters, and electric ship applications.

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Some marine propulsion systems are based on thermal machines that operate under the diesel cycle. Their main advantages, compared to other propulsion systems based on thermal machines, are low specific fuel consumption and greater thermal efficiency. However, their main disadvantages lie in the emissions produced by combustion, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxide (SOx), and nitrogen oxide (NOx). Over the last decade, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a series of regulations to reduce these emissions based on the introduction of several energy efficiency designs and operational indicators. In this context, this book focuses on the design and operation efficiency of ships through an analysis of the main propulsion systems. It discusses the use of alternative fuels as well as the integration of hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems.

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