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MANOEUVRING BEHAVIOUR PREDICTION OF INLAND VESSELS BY COMPUTER SIMULATION

The computer simulation of inland vessel manoeuvring has got a lot of practical
opportunities which can improve the safety, increase the navigation behaviour of
ships, reduce the delivery time and extend the crew practical training possibilities.
This paper concludes that a 3 DoF dynamic model based simulation software can be
enough accurate for manoeuvring behaviour prediction of an inland ship. The
simulation program allows to specify the regulatory compliance of a vessel during the
design stage, and based on the ship control theory a new test method can be suggested
for full scale trials. The paper introduce that the motion simulation of an inland vessel
is also helpful in inland port design, where the navigation difficulties can be predicted
and port layout changes can be suggested for the safety.

Authors: Csaba HARGITAI, Daniel ROHACS
Keywords: inland navigation, manoeuvring, motion simulation
Volume: LOGI 2016 (Volume: 7)
Issue: Number: 2
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