On the manoeuvring prediction of pod driven ships

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  2. Dr Michael Woodward
  3. Dr David Clarke
  4. Professor Mehmet Atlar
Author(s)Clarke D; Atlar M; Woodward MD
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Publication type Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Conference NameInternational Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Maneuverability (MARSIM'03)
Conference LocationKanazawa, Japan
Year of Conference2003
Date25-28 August 2003
Volume2
Number of Volumes3
Pages7-1, 7-9
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Existing semi-empirical manoeuvring derivative prediction methods are modified to account for the hull-form changes required when fitting podded propulsion units to ships. Also, empirical methods are proposed for the prediction of the hydrodynamic stabilising and control forces of the pod units. The estimation tools are validated by comparison with captive and free-running model test results for four podded ship designs. Suitable preliminary design assessment methods are identified and applied, demonstrating excellent agreement between the estimated and the measured values.
PublisherThe Society of Naval Architects of Japan