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Santos Peñas, Matilde and López Bracho, R. and Cruz García, Jesús Manuel de la (2005) Fuzzy control of the vertical acceleration of fast ferries. Control Engineering Practice, 13 (3). pp. 305-313. ISSN 0967-0661

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2004.03.012


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This paper shows the design and implementation of a fuzzy control system used to reduce the vertical motion of a TF-120 fast ferry. The system increases the comfort of the passengers and crew by reducing the main cause of seasickness. The aim of this controller-which is based on a fuzzy model of the ship behaviour-is to decrease the pitch acceleration by controlling the position of some actuators and varying their working angles. Experiments have been carried out on a ship scaled-down replica. The motion sickness incidence has been evaluated and results have proved to be highly satisfactory. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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© 2004 Elsevier
The authors would like to acknowledge the support of
the CICYT Spanish Committee (Projects TAP97-0607-
C03-01 and DPI 2000-0386-C03-01) and the Complutense
Supercomputing Centre, and the collaboration of
the CEHIPAR staff.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Fuzzy Control, Marine Systems, Stabilization, Vertical Motion, Hydraulic Actuators
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:24297
Deposited On:23 Jan 2014 09:29
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:15

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