A Planar Motion Mechanism (PMM) for ocean engineering studies

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ConferenceNECEC 2010 - 18th Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, 04 November, 2010, St. John's, NL
SubjectPlanar Motion Mechanism (PMM); test facility; model testing; ship manoeuvring
AbstractA PMM is an electromechanical device used to move a model ship in a pre-programmed series of motions in a test tank facility. The forces and moments on the model and other data relating to performance are measured. The results of these tests are used to predict the full-scale vessel’s performance, enabling designers to create safer and more efficient vessels. At NRC-IOT, surge motion is provided by the carriage movement along the tank, and the sway and yaw motions by the PMM. This paper describes the capabilities of the NRC-IOT PMM, and the control system interface
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number17673473
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