A research on motion smoothing of fast ferries



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Cruz García, Jesús Manuel de la and Pérez de Lucas, P. and Aranda, Joaquín and Girón Sierra, José María and Velasco, Francisco (2002) A research on motion smoothing of fast ferries. In Control Applications in Marine Systems 2001 (CAMS 2001). Pergamon-Elsevier Science LTD, pp. 285-290. ISBN 0-08-043236-0

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This paper is about a research on the use of active appendages to smooth the motions of fast ferries. According to BAZAN specifications, the research focused on a fast ferry with a T-foil and transom flaps. A collaboration of three research groups, with the experimental support of CEHIPAR was established to accomplish the objectives. The research was scheduled as two main steps. A first step of control-oriented modelling has successfully been achieved. The second step is dedicated to control design and experimental evaluation, seeking for the best solution. First experimental results confirm good expectations with the use of the active controlled appendages. This paper describes the main aspects of the research: the problem to be solved, the methodology and fulfilment of the research project, and the most relevant results obtained.

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© 2001 IFAC. The authors want to thank the support of the CICYT Spanish Committee (project TAP97-0607-C03-01), and the collaboration of BAZAN and the CEHIPAR staff. IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (jul 18-20, 2001. Glasgow, Escocia)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Automation & Control Systems, Engineering Marine
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science
ID Code:27472
Deposited On:28 Nov 2014 08:52
Last Modified:28 Nov 2014 08:52

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