The simulation program for the maneuverability of ships, of which the first report was previously presented has been further developed for practical use by correlating it with the simulation program of an engine's performance and with hydrodynamic forces induced at a low speed and by reverse revolution of a propeller, thus making it possible to simulate most severe maneuvers of a ship accompanied by a complicated combination of steering and change of propeller revolution. With this development it has become possible to simulate almost all kinds of maneuvers including the crash stop and harbor maneuvers. Furthermore, the maneuvering simulator with the visual display system developed by IHI has also been reinforced and now a comprehensive real time simulation by the steering of the rudder-wheel and the control of the engine control lever can be realized. The maneuverability of ships under the circumstances experienced by an actual ship can be discussed in relation to the problems on the man-machine contral system using this simulator. By citing examples of several maneuver simulations, the applicability and effectiveness of this simulation program for the study of maneuverability of ships are discussed in this paper.

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    Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

    2-16, Toyosu 3 Chome, Koto-Ku
    Tokyo 135,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • TANAKA, M
    • Miyata, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-48
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  • Accession Number: 00168358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IHI Engineering Review
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Serial No. 25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM