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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • Shooman, M L
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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