Adaptive steering and roll damping control for yachts

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Xiao, C, Nguang, S and Shi, Peng (2008) Adaptive steering and roll damping control for yachts. International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control , 5 (2). pp. 113-121. ISSN 1746-6172


Due to many special characteristics of the motion of a yacht in response to wind, sea and other conditions, the issues associated with designing an automatic controller for a yacht steering and rolling stabilisation are quite different from those for engine-powered vessels. This paper presents some simulation results of the behaviour of a 12-m America's Cup yacht, indicating the non-linear character of yacht motion. With a view to developing an adaptive steering and roll damping controller for yachts, the behaviour of linear yacht models is examined and a case presented for online recursive modelling. Some aspects of adaptive controller design are reviewed and simulation results are presented of the performance of the resulting adaptive control law using a Simulink model of the 12-m America's Cup yacht model.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > FOR Classification > 0902 Automotive Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM)
Keywords ResPubID18737, adaptive control; nonlinear modelling; identification; yacht control; rudder roll damping; yachts; steering control; rolling stabilisation; yacht motion; simulation.
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