A mathematical model for the maneuvering simulation of a propelled SPAR vessel

Mohammadafzali, Soroosh (2016) A mathematical model for the maneuvering simulation of a propelled SPAR vessel. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

To predict the maneuvering performance of a propelled SPAR vessel, a mathematical model was established as a path simulator. A system-based mathematical model was chosen as it offers advantages in cost and time over full Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. The model is intended to provide a means of optimizing the maneuvering performance of this new vessel type. In this study the hydrodynamic forces and control forces are investigated as individual components, combined in a vectorial setting, and transferred to a body-fixed basis. SPAR vessels are known to be very sensitive to large amplitude motions during maneuvers due to the relatively small hydrostatic restoring forces. Previous model tests of SPAR vessels have shown significant roll and pitch amplitudes, especially during course change maneuvers. Thus, a full 6 DOF equation of motion was employed in the current numerical model. The mathematical model employed in this study was a combination of the model introduced by the Maneuvering Modeling Group (MMG) and the Abkowitz (1964) model. The new model represents the forces applied to the ship hull, the propeller forces and the rudder forces independently, as proposed by the MMG, but uses a 6DOF equation of motion introduced by Abkowitz to describe the motion of a maneuvering ship. The mathematical model was used to simulate the trajectory and motions of the propelled SPAR vessel in 10˚/10˚, 20˚/20˚ and 30˚/30˚ standard zig-zag maneuvers, as well as turning circle tests at rudder angles of 20˚ and 30˚. The simulation results were used to determine the maneuverability parameters (e.g. advance, transfer and tactical diameter) of the vessel. The final model provides the means of predicting and assessing the performance of the vessel type and can be easily adapted to specific vessel configurations based on the generic SPAR-type vessel used in this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11960
Item ID: 11960
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 80-82).
Keywords: maneuvering, propelled SPAR, mathematical model, simulation
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: January 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ships--Maneuverability--Mathematical models; Ship propulsion--Mathematical models; Ships--Hydrodynamic impact--Mathematical models; Computational fluid dynamics

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