The problem of determining ship steering dynamics is approached from the point of view of system identification. Free steering experiments on full scale ships are considered. The precise nature of the rudder perturbation is not critical as long as the perturbations excite the ship motion sufficiently. The data obtained in the experiment are used to estimate the parameters in a mathematical model of the ship. The results indicate that it is possible to obtain models for ship steering dynamics using the proposed scheme. Applications to measurements on a freighter and a tanker are given.

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Astrom, K J
    • Kallstrom, C G
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  • Accession Number: 00141230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM