Ship Roll Damping Control

Tristan Perez, Mogens Blanke

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    The technical feasibility of roll motion control devices has been amply demonstrated for over 100 years. Performance, however, can still fall short of expectations because of difficulties associated with control system designs, which have proven to be far from trivial due to fundamental performance limitations and large variations of the spectral characteristics of wave-induced roll motion. This tutorial paper presents an account of the development of various ship roll motion control systems together with the challenges associated with their design. It discusses the assessment of performance and the applicability of different mathematical models, and it surveys the control methods that have been implemented and validated with full scale experiments. The paper also presents an outlook on what are believed to be potential areas of research within this topic.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAnnual Reviews in Control
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)129-147
    Number of pages40
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Ship Motion Control
    • Ship Roll Stabilisation
    • Ship Roll Damping


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