Boarding control system for improved accessibility to offshore wind turbines: Full-scale testing
Auestad, Øyvind F., Gravdahl, Jan T., Perez, Tristan, Sorensen, Asgeir J., & Espeland, Trygve H. (2015) Boarding control system for improved accessibility to offshore wind turbines: Full-scale testing. Control Engineering Practice, 45, pp. 207-218.
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This paper considers the dynamic modelling and motion control of a Surface Effect Ship (SES) for safer transfer of personnel and equipment from vessel to-and-from an offshore wind-turbine. The control system designed is referred to as Boarding Control System (BCS). The performance of this system is investigated for a specific wind-farm service vessel—The Wave Craft. On a SES, the pressurized air cushion supports the majority of the weight of the vessel. The control problem considered relates to the actuation of the pressure such that wave-induced vessel motions are minimized. Results are given through simulation, model- and full-scale experimental testing.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Marine systems modelling, Ship motion control, Surface Effect Ship|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Dynamical Systems in Applications (010204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MARITIME ENGINEERING (091100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MARITIME ENGINEERING (091100) > Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics (091104)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS)
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Facilities:||Science and Engineering Centre|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International. DOI: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2015.09.016|
|Deposited On:||15 May 2016 23:52|
|Last Modified:||22 May 2016 05:53|
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