DEVELOPMENT OF A COST FUNCTION FOR AUTOPILOT OPTIMISATION

A quadratic cost function has been developed, which will allow a ship's autopilot to operate in such a way that will minimise either fuel consumption, extra time on voyage or speed loss. The use of this type of cost function and its implications has been investigated, by means of analogue simulation and by direct calculation from the system transfer functions. The study was carried out for a 200,000 tonne tanker and a 55,000 tonne liner. Order from BSRA as No. 54,435.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Symposium on Ship Steering Automatic Control, held Genoa, Italy, June 25-27, 1980.
  • Authors:
    • Clarke, D
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00324773
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM