Qantitative Analysis and Design of a Rudder Roll Damping Controller

G. Hearns, M. Blanke

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Abstract

A rudder roll damping controller is designed using Quantitative Feedback Theory to be robust for changes in the ships metacentric height. The analytical constraint due to the non-minimum phase behaviour of the rudder to roll is analysed using the Poisson Integral Formula and it is shown how the design tradeoffs in closed-loop roll reduction can be approximated using this formula before a controller is designed. The robust roll and course keeping controllers designed are then evaluated using a nonlinear simulation.
Original languageDanish
PublisherDepartment of Control Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Hearns, G., & Blanke, M. (1998). Qantitative Analysis and Design of a Rudder Roll Damping Controller. Department of Control Engineering.