MATHEMATICAL MODELS OF HUMAN AND SHIP RESPONSES FOR MINIMUM TIME TURNS
This report documents an idealized model for a ship's heading change maneuver. The minimum time model fits qualitative facts observed when a pilot makes a drastic heading change. The model also describes optimum behavior in slower turns. The model determines the time (or heading) of rudder reversal and the completion time (zero swing) of the maneuver; provides a standard for comparison of helmsman and pilot steering behavior, and a means of calculating a set of rudder steering commands.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY United States 11024
- Shooman, M L
- Publication Date: 1979-2
- Pagination: 18 p.
- TRT Terms: Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Performance; Personnel performance; Rudders; Ship motion; Steering; Turning traffic
- Old TRIS Terms: Human performance; Ship response; Steering dynamics; Steering efficiency; Turning characteristics
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00325839
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CAORF-40-7901-41
- Contract Numbers: MA-5-38003
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM