On fundamental limitations for rudder roll stabilization of ships

Goodwin, Graham C., Perez, Tristan, Seron, Maria, & Tzeng, Ching Yaw (2000) On fundamental limitations for rudder roll stabilization of ships. In Proceedings of the 39th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Volume 5), IEEE, 12-15 December 2000, pp. 4705-4710.

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The main purpose of the rudder in ships is course keeping. However, the rudder can also be used, in some cases, to reject undesirable wave produced rolling motions. From a fundamental point of view, the main issues associated with this problem are the presence of a nonminimum phase zero and the single input two output nature of the system. In this paper, the limitations imposed on the achievable closed loop performance due to these issues are analyzed. This gives a deeper understanding of the problem and leads to conclusions regarding the inherent design trade-offs which hold regardless of the control strategy used.

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ID Code: 78304
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: closed loop systems, dynamics, feedback, motion control, optimisation, ships, stability
DOI: 10.1109/CDC.2001.914671
ISBN: 0780366387
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 IEEE
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2015 00:12
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 00:13

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