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Adaptive roll stabilization of fishing vessels

Lookup NU author(s): Emrys Jones, Professor Tony Roskilly, Ben Webster, Professor Richard Birmingham


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The application of frequency adaptive anti-roll tanks on fishing vessels is well established but currently restricted to U-tube designs. This paper concerns the initial stages of a research programme to develop a more generic anti-roll system that will be applicable to a range of tank geometries, with minimal alteration to the existing tank structure. Two possible control strategies, based on continuous and intermittent fluid flow, are assessed for a U-tube tank and the potential of extending the technique to a free-surface tank with a central partition is examined. The intermittent flow scheme was found to be most effective at longer roll periods while the continuous flow scheme was heavily reliant on a low value of fluid flow resistance. © IMechE 2006.

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Author(s): Jones EB, Roskilly AP, Webster B, Birmingham RW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment

Year: 2006

Volume: 220

Issue: 1

Pages: 13-27

Print publication date: 01/01/2006

ISSN (print): 1475-0902

ISSN (electronic): 2041-3084

Publisher: Professional Engineering Publishing


DOI: 10.1243/14750902JEME38


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