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Vol. 187, Issue 4, April 2015, pp. 68-74




Using an Autonomous Scale Ship Model for Resistance and Parametric Roll Tests


Integrated Group for Engineering Research, Universidade da Coruňa, Mendizabal s.n.,15403 Ferrol, Spain
Tel.: +34 981337400, fax: +34 981337410

E-mail: flop@udc.es, mmiguez@udc.es, adeibe@udc.es, dpagras@udc.es, felix.orjales@udc.es


Received: 16 December 2014 /Accepted: 27 March 2015 /Published: 30 April 2015

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: This work presents the developing of a self-propelled scale ship model aimed to perform resistance and parametric roll tests in towing tanks. The main characteristic of the proposed system is that it doesn’t have any material link to a towing device to carry out the tests. This ship model has been fully instrumented in order to acquire all the significant raw data, process them onboard and communicate with an inshore station. This works presents a description of the proposed model as well as some results obtained by its use during a towing tank testing campaign.


Keywords: Ship model testing, Heading control, Parametric roll.


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