This paper describes the nonlinear dynamic motion behavior of a ship equipped with a portable dynamic positioning (DP) control system, under external forces. The waves, current, wind, and drifting forces were considered in the calculations. A self-tuning controller based on a neuro-fuzzy algorithm was used to control the rotation speed of the outboard thrusters for the optimal adjustment of the ship position and heading and for path tracking. Time-domain simulations for ship motion with six degrees of freedom with the DP system were performed using the fourth-order RungeeKutta method. The results showed that the path and heading deviations were within acceptable ranges for the control method used. The portable DP system is a practical alternative for ships lacking professional DP facilities.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jan|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Ocean Engineering