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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Arnott, D R
    • Guest, F E
    • Hard, D A
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM