Analysis of ship roll gyrostabiliser control

Perez, Tristan & Steinmann, Paul (2009) Analysis of ship roll gyrostabiliser control. In Donha, Decio Crisol (Ed.) Proceedings of the 8th IFAC International Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, The International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Guarujá (SP), Brazil, pp. 310-315.

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The use of dedicated spinning wheels that generate gyroscopic forces for reducing the roll motion of ships was considered and tested over 100 years ago. These devices, known as gyrostabilisers, presented a remarkable performance, but they fell into disuse due to their relatively large size and, primarily, due to the inability of the control systems to maintain performance over an extended envelope of sea states and sailing conditions (speed and heading relative to the waves). To date, advances in materials, mechanical design, electrical drives, and computer control systems have resulted in a revitalized interest in gyro-stabilisers for ships. This paper revisits the modelling of the coupled vessel-gyrostabiliser and delves into the associated gyrostabiliser control design problem. It also describes design trade-offs and potential performance limitations. A simulation study based on a navy patrol vessel is presented.

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ID Code: 71785
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Roll damping, Offshore systems modelling and control
DOI: 10.3182/20090916-3-BR-3001.00050
ISBN: 9783902661517
ISSN: 1474-6670
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 19 May 2014 22:14
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 03:51

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