A Robust Roll Damping Controller

Chengen Yang, Mogens Blanke

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The effectiveness of rudder roll damping is sensitive to ship dynamic parameters. A recent model of a containership in waves include a nonlinear model and wave response operators. The vessel is sensitive in roll and has a low metacentric height, with a long natural roll period of 25 s. It was therefore interesting to investigate whether rudder roll damping was feasible. In this paper an H∞ controller is designed to optimise rudder roll damping. Steering and roll damping are hierarchical loops. Sea-way simulation results show that a successful controller design can be made
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th IFAC Conference on Marine Craft Manoeuvring Control
PublisherKoREMA-Croatian Soc. Commun. Comput. Electron. Meas. & Control
Publication date1999
ISBN (Print)953603722x
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvering and Control of Marine Craft. - Croatia
Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …


Conference4th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvering and Control of Marine Craft.
Period01/01/1997 → …


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