A NEW SHIP CONTROL DESIGN CRITERION FOR IMPROVING HEAVY WEATHER STEERING

The paper presents the results of work on formulating a new steering design criterion based on minimizing the added resistance caused by rudder activity and hull drag of inertial origins caused by periodic yawing of a ship in a seaway. Performance criteria to which the steering control system can be designed are developed. Ship response with a conventional controller is compared to that with a new controller design based on minimizing propulsive losses and in the cases shown, significant reduction of resistance is achieved.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings Fifth Ship Control Systems Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland, October 30-November 3, 1978, Volume 1.
  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  United States  20084
  • Authors:
    • Reid, R N
    • Williams, V E
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM