MEASUREMENT OF STEERING DERIVATIVES ON FULL SCALE SHIP TRIALS

The track of a ship executing manoeuvres may be recorded relative to a floating buoy and analysed to give speed and drift velocity. A new oscillating turn manoeuvre is described. The results of this, together with turning circles and pull-outs, may be used to calculate six linear and two non-linear derivatives in the equations of sway and yaw. A numerical example is given, based upon full-scale trials on a small vessel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of an International Symposium on Direction Stability and Control of Bodies Moving in Water, London, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Lewison, GRG
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00323648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM