Control system design and model experiments on thruster assisted mooring system

Masahiko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kajiwara, Wataru Koterayama, Tadahiro Hyakudome

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Abstract

The paper is concerned with the dynamic positioning control of a moored floating platform model. Moorings are used to maintain the position of the platform against quasi-constant external forces induced by current and wind. The control purpose is to suppress the slow drift oscillation due to drifting force in irregular waves using thrusters so that they do not respond to the linear exciting force in the wave frequency range. Control of motions in the wave frequency region has to be ignored because the amplitude of those motions is smaller than that of the slow drift oscillation and enormous thruster power is needed to control them. The problem was formulated in the framework of H control, was solved using the LMI (linear matrix inequalities) Control Toolbox on Matlab. Model experiments in oblique incident waves were carried out and some successful results are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages641-648
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: May 25 1997May 30 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA
Period5/25/975/30/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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