SIMULATOR STUDY ON THE DESIGN OF INLAND WATERWAYS

Simulators provide an opportunity to examine man-ship interactions which may not be feasible to study by other means. Two important questions in this regard, however, are the extent to which subjects behave realistically and the degree to which the simulator corresponds with reality. The experiments reported represent an attempt to deal with these questions. Shortly the main elements of this study, such as the simulator, the type of ship and a validation experiment are discussed. After that an experiment on the navigation of push-tow barges through channels with one meeting vessel is discussed. Six captains of push-tows predicted the courses of unloaded push-tows in a channel as a function of windstrength, winddirection, waterway lay-out and meeting-areas for other traffic. The channel has not yet been constructed and the results are intended to aid in the design of the channel. The research reported here is from a series of studies supported by the Ministry of Transport, Hydraulics and Public Works.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 3.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Schuffel, H
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187967
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM