A motivation is given for a new approach for the description of the ships' traffic process. A simple situation is described with the help of a Bolzmann-like process. The advantage of such a model is the fact that each effect, which contributes to the traffic behavior, can be recognized and is treated separately. To apply this method a complex set of interaction laws must be obtained with the help of a maneuvering simulator. The theory is applied to the situation that two ships are on collision course and pass each other in close vicinity.

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  • Pagination: p. 371-385

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  • Accession Number: 00157132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM