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Evaluation of inter-facility uncertainty for ship manoeuvring performance prediction


Woodward, MD, Evaluation of inter-facility uncertainty for ship manoeuvring performance prediction, Ocean Engineering, 88 pp. 598-606. ISSN 0029-8018 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2014.04.001


Ship manoeuvring, like many engineering problems, requires the prediction of motion performance through time-domain simulation based on force derivatives obtained by experiment. Procedures for obtaining the experimental uncertainty in the force measurements are typically given by the relevant national metrology institutions. However, the propagation of uncertainty from force measurements through to the predicted derivatives and onward into motion performance predictions, is less well defined. This paper presents a Monte-Carlo type approach for evaluating the propagation of uncertainty from force derivatives through to predicted performance parameters. Then, using a case study together with the published results from an inter-facility bias test, the paper identifies the like sources of uncertainty. The results show that, while some experimental uncertainty is evident, the likely cause of scatter (between facilities) is systematic in nature. That is to say, the current experimental procedures are ill contrived or insufficiently defined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:manoeuvrability, experimental uncertainty, inter-facility bias, Monte-Carlo, simulation
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Naval architecture
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Woodward, MD (Associate Professor Michael Woodward)
ID Code:114049
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Governance Office
Deposited On:2017-02-02
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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