Maneuvering Simulation of Planing Hull
With dramatic improvements in vessel performance and tactical systems of high speed crafts in recent years, naval, coast guard and law enforcement agencies increasingly task them to complete a growing range of operational objectives. The combination of faster vessels, more sophisticated systems and extended responsibilities has driven fleet operators to re-examine how their boat crews are trained. Simulation has been used for decades to enhance personnel training however the quantity and distribution of crews combined with variations in vessel design and equipment have limited the use of simulation for high speed crafts training. To overcome these limitations and address HSC training requirements, an attempt will be made in this project to develop a maneuvering simulation model for high speed crafts with planing hull. Virtual Marine Technology (VMT), the partner organization, develops simulators for survival craft, fast response craft and high speed electronic navigation training. Participating in this internship will be very beneficial for VMT because by developing planing hull maneuvering simulation program, this proposed project aims to solve one the critical problems faced during the development of any high speed craft simulator.
This research project was undertaken and completed with a grant from and the financial assistance of Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador.