Rudder Roll Stabilisation of Ships

Perez, Tristan (2005) Rudder Roll Stabilisation of Ships. In Goodwin, Graham C., De Doná, José A., & Seron, María M. (Eds.) Constrained Control and Estimation : An Optimisation Approach. Springer London, The United Kingdom, pp. 323-346.

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Abstract

In this chapter, we present a case study of control system design for rudderbased stabilisers of ships using RHC. The rudder’s main function is to correct the heading of a ship; however, depending on the type of ship, the rudder may also be used to produce, or correct, roll motion. Rudder roll stabilisation consists of using rudder-induced roll motion to reduce the roll motion induced by waves. When this technique is employed, an automatic control system is necessary to provide the rudder command based on measurements of ship motion. The RHC formulation provides a unified framework to address many of the difficulties associated with this control system design problem.

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ID Code: 70523
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Control system design, Rudder-based stabilisers, Ships, Rudder roll stabilisation
DOI: 10.1007/1-84628-063-X_14
ISBN: 9781852335489
ISSN: 0178-5354
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer-Verlag London Limited
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2014 00:44
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2014 03:52

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