Project

Development of mathematical pilot models for fast-time ship manoeuvring simulation and traffic planning for harbour approach channels

Duration
01 July 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Control systems, robotics and automation
    • Design theories and methods
    • Marine engineering
    • Mechatronics and robotics
    • Computer theory
Keywords
Ship manoeuvring simulation Intelligent ship control Mathematical pilot model Unmanned ship Shipping traffic planning
 
Project description

Ship manoeuvring simulation is widely applied when designing new navigation areas and for assessing channel safety. The research project uses intelligent control algorithms to develop a novel mathematical pilot model for fast-time manoeuvring simulations in complex situations and for shipping traffic planning. The results will be applied to selected cases in Flemish harbours and channels and in Chinese navigation areas.