Time-domain simulator for short-term ship manoeuvring prediction: development and applications

This paper presents a short-term time-domain algorithm for ship motion simulation. Plane motion was considered, and thus, a three degrees of freedom model was used. The main inputs of the model are: propellers speed, rudder angles and initial conditions (initial position/orientation and linear/rotational velocity). The outputs are final ship position and orientation after a given simulation time. The data available in the Voyage Data Recorder and the results of sea trials performed before the ship delivery were used to estimate the needed parameters, implementing a simple but reliable linear regression scheme. The proposed model was applied to Costa Concordia manoeuvring simulation in order to assess its reliability in terms of trajectory prediction. Finally, as an example of application, the simulator was implemented in a real-time manoeuvring predictor, which is capable of foreseeing the ship position up to 40 s ahead in time, supporting the Commander in emergency operations.


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  • Accession Number: 01696420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2019 3:01PM