About the Author
Tristan Perez has a strong interest in the area of dynamic modelling nad control which has been focussed towards marine applications since his Ph.D. This book is the culmination of five years of research effort which has already given rise to the publication of refereed journal papers and professional magazine articles. He has also had industrial experience, working in a shipyard on the area of seakeeping (ship performance). The book is written with knowledge of the user’s point of view because of this experience.
Doctor Perez transferred from the well-known and respected control group at The University of Newcastle, Australia to the Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in June 2004.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Part I: Performance Assessment and Modelling Ship Roll Stabilization Marine Vehicle Dynamics (Manoeuvring Models) Actuator Dynamics Ship Motion in Seaway Part II: Fundamental Limitations and Design Trade-offs Linear Performance Limitations Constrained Performance Limitations Part III: Constrained Control System Design Introduction to Constrained Control Constrained Control of Rudder Stabilizers Constrained Control of Fin Stabilizers Summary and Discussion Appendix A. DCMV Toolbox Appendix B. Ship Data