SIMULATOR TRAINING FOR IMPROVED SHIPHANDLING SKILLS
The effective use of shiphandling simulators is directly related to the training method employed. Training for mere manual control of a vessel by using a full-mission shiphandling simulator is counter productive, and does not exhibit a cost effective utilization of the simulation. Correct engine and rudder response for good vessel control can be imparted to the trainee by means of a much less expensive simulator-simulator. Measurement of a trainee's level of control by means of programmed instruction will ensure effective use of time on the full-mission simulator. No longer will a lack of control confound the more subtle cues he must gain from the full-mission simulator in order to improve his on board shiphandling skill. This part-whole method of training will inculcate a thinking process which should enable the mariner to gain ability which goes far beyond what can be gained by simple task behavior training.
- Paper presented at SNAME (Gulf Section) Spring Meeting and Star Symposium: Merchant & Naval Design, The Past in Review The Future in Forecast, Houston, April 25-28, 1979.
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- Arnott, D R
- Guest, F E
- Hard, D A
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Maneuverability; Maneuvering; Ship pilotage; Ship simulators; Simulation; Training devices; Training programs; Training simulators
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00189642
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM