The Towboat Maneuvering Simulator is based on the integration in time of the differential equations which describe the motions of the towboat and barge string in three degrees of freedom, i.e., yaw, sway and surge. This volume of the simulator documentation provides a description of the basic equations of motion included in the simulator and the relationships used to determine external forces and moments due to a bow thruster and wind. These equations are completely general in nature and could be used, with the proper hydrodynamic coefficients, to describe the maneuvering of vessels other than towboats. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, AD-A080485.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydronautics, Incorporated

    7210 Pindel School Road
    Laurel, MD  United States  20810

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Miller, ERJ
  • Publication Date: 1979-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7909-1-VOL-3 Final Rpt., USCG-D-63-79
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-840165-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM