Electric Ship Research &
Development Consortium

“Advanced Programmable Load” VTB Model

Publication Date

  • 8/16/2003


  • E. Vilar

Affiliate Institutions

  • University of South Carolina


  • When natural coupled (layer 1) this model functions as a voltage (pressure, speed, ect.), current (mass
    flow, torque, ect.), resistive, or power load.
  • When signal coupled (layer 2) this model functions as a signal generator that can be used for
    controlling signal dependent source models.
  • The load is time dependent, and it is characterized by a look up table in an Excel
    spread sheet.
  • The model reads values directly off the Excel spread sheet rather than from a saved data file.
  • Optionally, the model can communicate directly with VBA functions in Excel to customize the loads