Sea state estimation from an advancing ship – A comparative study using sea trial data

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Sea state estimation from an advancing ship – A comparative study using sea trial data. / Nielsen, Ulrik Dam; Stredulinsky, David C.

In: Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 34, 2012, p. 33-44.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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Nielsen, Ulrik Dam; Stredulinsky, David C. / Sea state estimation from an advancing ship – A comparative study using sea trial data.

In: Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 34, 2012, p. 33-44.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2011

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author = "Nielsen, {Ulrik Dam} and Stredulinsky, {David C.}",
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T1 - Sea state estimation from an advancing ship – A comparative study using sea trial data

A1 - Nielsen,Ulrik Dam

A1 - Stredulinsky,David C.

AU - Nielsen,Ulrik Dam

AU - Stredulinsky,David C.

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Onboard sea state estimation is relevant for evaluation of ship operations at sea. Means to obtain the sea state at a fixed position include a traditional wave rider buoy, where motion measurements of the buoy are processed to give the (directional) wave spectrum. The analogy between a ship and a buoy is clear, although the ship is moving with a forward speed and, in general, is characterised by a more complex underwater geometry. Thus, it is possible to obtain an estimate of the wave spectrum at the location of an advancing ship by processing its wave-induced responses similar to the situation of a traditional wave rider buoy. The paper studies the ‘wave buoy analogy’, and a large set of full-scale motion measurements is considered. It is shown that the wave buoy analogy gives fairly accurate estimates of integrated sea state parameters when compared to corresponding estimates from real wave rider buoys. The complete distribution of wave energy is also compared, however, with poorer agreement. Finally, it is shown that the wave buoy analogy, for the studied data, provides, on average, slightly better sea state estimates than a wave radar system.

AB - Onboard sea state estimation is relevant for evaluation of ship operations at sea. Means to obtain the sea state at a fixed position include a traditional wave rider buoy, where motion measurements of the buoy are processed to give the (directional) wave spectrum. The analogy between a ship and a buoy is clear, although the ship is moving with a forward speed and, in general, is characterised by a more complex underwater geometry. Thus, it is possible to obtain an estimate of the wave spectrum at the location of an advancing ship by processing its wave-induced responses similar to the situation of a traditional wave rider buoy. The paper studies the ‘wave buoy analogy’, and a large set of full-scale motion measurements is considered. It is shown that the wave buoy analogy gives fairly accurate estimates of integrated sea state parameters when compared to corresponding estimates from real wave rider buoys. The complete distribution of wave energy is also compared, however, with poorer agreement. Finally, it is shown that the wave buoy analogy, for the studied data, provides, on average, slightly better sea state estimates than a wave radar system.

KW - Sea state parameters

KW - Parametric modelling

KW - Onboard systems and guidance

KW - Measured ship responses

KW - Ship operations

U2 - 10.1016/j.apor.2011.11.001

DO - 10.1016/j.apor.2011.11.001

JO - Applied Ocean Research

JF - Applied Ocean Research

SN - 0141-1187

VL - 34

SP - 33

EP - 44

ER -