DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOPILOT TO CONTROL YAW AND ROLL

A research project which has been under way for four years, on the effects of rudder induced roll, is described. The type of ship on which the rudder offered the greatest potential as a roll stabilizer was a fast container ship, and it was this type of vessel which was investigated in the research effort. The first part of this article describes the experiments which have already taken place using the rudder as a roll stabilizer, and in the latter part, the work on a combined fin and rudder controller is introduced and the potential of the rudder as a roll stabilizer reviewed.

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    Royal Institution of Naval Architects

    10 Upper Belgrave Street
    ,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Cowley, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Pagination: p. 18-19
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  • Accession Number: 00057266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPL-Ship-177
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM