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Comparison between Conventional and Azimuthing Podded Propulsion on Maneuvering of a Ferry utilizing Matlab Simulink Program

Andi Haris Muhammad, Mansyur Hasbullah, Muhammad Alham Djabbar, Handayani -



The aim of the paper is to describe the influences of conventional and azimuthing podded propulsion on passenger ferry maneuvering, particularly turning circle and zig-zag
The MATLAB-simulink program was used to simulate the turning circle and the zig-zag
maneuvers. The program was developed
based on the mathematical model for ferry maneuvering. The model involved the setting-up of a 4-DOF in a modular
of the Mathematical Modelling Group (MMG) of the hull, propellers-rudder
or pod system. The simulation includes separating
components of the hull equations, propeller-rudder or
pod systems as well as the interaction between them. The results indicated that the
podded propulsion has an advantage for
turning circle performance, meanwhile conventional propulsion is beneficial for zig-zag maneuvers. The 1st and 2nd overshoot times of conventional
propulsion of the sea trial are higher than the simulation; but the turning cirles of the sea trial are lower.

Keywords: 4-DOF; Ferry; Maneuvering; Podded; Simulation

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