Marine Systems Identification  Modeling and Control Book

Marine Systems Identification Modeling and Control


  • Author : Tony Roskilly
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2015-04-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081000106

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Marine Systems Identification Modeling and Control Excerpt :

Marine Systems Identification, Modeling and Control is a concise, stand-alone resource covering the theory and practice of dynamic systems and control for marine engineering students and professionals. Developed from a distance learning CPD course on marine control taught by the authors, the book presents the essentials of the subject, including system representation and transfer, feedback control and closed loop stability. Simulation code and worked examples are provided for both Scilab and MATLAB, making it suitable for both those without access to expensive software and those using MATLAB in a professional setting. This title considers the key topics without superfluous detail and is illustrated with marine industry examples. Concise and practical, covering the relevant theory without excessive detail Industry-specific examples and applications for marine engineering students and professionals Clearly presents key topics of the subject, including system representation and transfer, feedback control and closed loop stability, making it ideal for self-study or reference Simulation code and worked examples using Scilab and MATLAB provided on the book’s companion website

Quantitative Monitoring of the Underwater Environment Book

Quantitative Monitoring of the Underwater Environment


  • Author : Benoît Zerr
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319321073

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Quantitative Monitoring of the Underwater Environment Excerpt :

This volume constitutes the results of the International Conference on Underwater Environment, MOQESM’14, held at “Le Quartz” Conference Center in Brest, France, on October 14-15, 2014, within the framework of the 9th Sea Tech Week, International Marine Science and Technology Event. The objective of MOQESM'14 was to bring together researchers from both academia and industry, interested in marine robotics and hydrography with application to the coastal environment mapping and underwater infrastructures surveys. The common thread of the conference is the combination of technical control, perception, and localization, typically used in robotics, with the methods of mapping and bathymetry. The papers presented in this book focus on two main topics. Firstly, coastal and infrastructure mapping is addressed, focusing not only on hydrographic systems, but also on positioning systems, bathymetry, and remote sensing. The proposed methods rely on acoustic sensors such as side scan sonars, multibeam echo sounders, phase-measuring bathymetric sonars, as well as optical systems such as underwater laser scanners. Accurate underwater positioning is also addressed in the case of the use of a single acoustic beacon, and the latest advances in increasing the vertical precision of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) are also presented. Most of the above mentioned works are closely related to autonomous marine vehicles. Consequently, the second part of the book describes some works concerning the methods associated with such type of vehicles. The selected papers focus on autonomous surface or underwater vehicles, detailing new approaches for localization, modeling, control, mapping, obstacle detection and avoidance, surfacing, and software development. Some of these works imply acoustics sensing as well as image processing. Set membership methods are also used in some papers. The applications of the work presented in this book concern in particular oceanography, monitoring o

Estimation of Nonlinear Greybox Models for Marine Applications Book

Estimation of Nonlinear Greybox Models for Marine Applications


  • Author : Fredrik Ljungberg
  • Publisher : Linköping University Electronic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9789179298401

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Estimation of Nonlinear Greybox Models for Marine Applications Excerpt :

As marine vessels are becoming increasingly autonomous, having accurate simulation models available is turning into an absolute necessity. This holds both for facilitation of development and for achieving satisfactory model-based control. When accurate ship models are sought, it is necessary to account for nonlinear hydrodynamic effects and to deal with environmental disturbances in a correct way. In this thesis, parameter estimators for nonlinear regression models where the regressors are second-order modulus functions are analyzed. This model class is referred to as second-order modulus models and is often used for greybox identification of marine vessels. The primary focus in the thesis is to find consistent estimators and for this an instrumental variable (IV) method is used. First, it is demonstrated that the accuracy of an IV estimator can be improved by conducting experiments where the input signal has a static offset of sufficient amplitude and the instruments are forced to have zero mean. This two-step procedure is shown to give consistent estimators for second-order modulus models in cases where an off-the-shelf applied IV method does not, in particular when measurement uncertainty is taken into account. Moreover, it is shown that the possibility of obtaining consistent parameter estimators for models of this type depends on how process disturbances enter the system and on the amount of prior knowledge about the disturbances’ probability distributions that is available. In cases where the first-order moments are known, the aforementioned approach gives consistent estimators even when disturbances enter the system before the nonlinearity. In order to obtain consistent estimators in cases where the first-order moments are unknown, a framework for estimating the first and second-order moments alongside the model parameters is suggested. The idea is to describe the environmental disturbances as stationary stochastic processes in an inertial frame and to util

System Identification  SYSID  03  Book

System Identification SYSID 03


  • Author : Paul Van Den Hof
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 2080
  • ISBN 10 : 0080437095

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System Identification SYSID 03 Excerpt :

The scope of the symposium covers all major aspects of system identification, experimental modelling, signal processing and adaptive control, ranging from theoretical, methodological and scientific developments to a large variety of (engineering) application areas. It is the intention of the organizers to promote SYSID 2003 as a meeting place where scientists and engineers from several research communities can meet to discuss issues related to these areas. Relevant topics for the symposium program include: Identification of linear and multivariable systems, identification of nonlinear systems, including neural networks, identification of hybrid and distributed systems, Identification for control, experimental modelling in process control, vibration and modal analysis, model validation, monitoring and fault detection, signal processing and communication, parameter estimation and inverse modelling, statistical analysis and uncertainty bounding, adaptive control and data-based controller tuning, learning, data mining and Bayesian approaches, sequential Monte Carlo methods, including particle filtering, applications in process control systems, motion control systems, robotics, aerospace systems, bioengineering and medical systems, physical measurement systems, automotive systems, econometrics, transportation and communication systems *Provides the latest research on System Identification *Contains contributions written by experts in the field *Part of the IFAC Proceedings Series which provides a comprehensive overview of the major topics in control engineering.

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 2003 Book

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 2003


  • Author : Gérard Morel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 0080442897

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Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 2003 Excerpt :

Presents the findings of experts and practitioners from the major soft-computing themes Provides an overview of the theory and applications of IMS systems The Area of Intelligence in manufacturing has generated a considerable amount of interest occasionally verging on controversy, both in the research community and in the industrial sector. This proceedings looks at the broad manufacturing domain dealing with both technical and organizational issues, intelligent control is only part, albeit important, of optimal integration and control of intelligent techniques. The importance of creating a synergy of efforts aiming at efficient employment of intelligence in global technological development for manufacturing was recognized by the international IMS (intelligent manufacturing Systems) Initiative and is discussed in this proceedings volume.

Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft 2003  MCMC 2003  Book

Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft 2003 MCMC 2003


  • Author : Joan Batlle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 0080440339

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Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft 2003 MCMC 2003 Excerpt :

The papers presented in this volume cover recent progress in applications of new theory on manoeuvring-related problems for surface ships and control and sensor problems for underwater vehicles.

Transport of Water versus Transport over Water Book

Transport of Water versus Transport over Water


  • Author : Carlos Ocampo-Martinez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319161334

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Transport of Water versus Transport over Water Excerpt :

This book aims at stimulating discussion between researchers working on state of the art approaches for operational control and design of transport of water on the one hand and researchers working on state of the art approaches for transport over water on the other hand. The main contribution of the book as a whole is to present novel perspectives ultimately leading to the management of an envisioned unified management framework taking the recent advances from both worlds as a baseline. The book is intended to be a reference for control-oriented engineers who manage water systems with either or both purposes in mind (transport of water, transport of goods over water). It highlights the possible twofold nature of water projects, where water either acts as primary object of study or as a means. The book is dedicated to comparing and relating to one another different strategies for (operational) management and control of different but strongly related systems in the framework of the water. In that sense, the book presents different approaches treating both the transport of water and transport over water. It compares the different approaches within the same field, highlighting their distinguishing features and advantages according to selected qualitative indices, and demonstrates the interaction and cross-relations between both fields. It will also help to determine the gaps and common points for both fields towards the design of such a unifying framework, which is lacking in the literature. Additionally, the book looks at case studies where the design of modeling/control strategies of either transport of water or transport over water have been proposed, discussed or simulated.

Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles Book

Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles


  • Author : G.N. Roberts
  • Publisher : IET
  • Release Date : 2006-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 9780863414503

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Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles Excerpt :

Unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs) include autonomous underwater vehicles, remotely operated vehicles, semi-submersibles and unmanned surface craft. Considerable importance is being placed on the design and development of such vehicles as they provide cost effective solutions to a number of littoral, coastal and offshore problems. This new book highlights the advanced technology which is evolving to meet the challenges being posed in this exciting and growing area of research. Geoff Roberts is with Coventry University. Robert Sutton is with The University of Plymouth.

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Book
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Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore


  • Author : Guedes Soares Carlos
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 802
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000318739

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Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore Excerpt :

Developments in Renewable Energies Offshore contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, 12 - 15 October 2020). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: resource assessment; wind energy; wave energy; tidal energy; ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; materials and structural design; installation planning and maintenance planning. The book will be invaluable to professionals and academics involved or interested in Offshore Engineering, and Renewable and Wind Energy.

Identification and System Parameter Estimation 1982 Book

Identification and System Parameter Estimation 1982


  • Author : G. A. Bekey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2016-06-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483165783

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Identification and System Parameter Estimation 1982 Excerpt :

Identification and System Parameter Estimation 1982 covers the proceedings of the Sixth International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium. The book also serves as a tribute to Dr. Naum S. Rajbman. The text covers issues concerning identification and estimation, such as increasing interrelationships between identification/estimation and other aspects of system theory, including control theory, signal processing, experimental design, numerical mathematics, pattern recognition, and information theory. The book also provides coverage regarding the application and problems faced by several engineering and scientific fields that use identification and estimation, such as biological systems, traffic control, geophysics, aeronautics, robotics, economics, and power systems. Researchers from all scientific fields will find this book a great reference material, since it presents topics that concern various disciplines.

Shiphandling Simulation Book

Shiphandling Simulation


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1992-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309043380

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Shiphandling Simulation Excerpt :

As a result of major shipping disasters on all coasts, the safety of vessel operations in U.S. ports and waterways and the effectiveness of waterway designs are under increased scrutiny. But are traditional waterway design practices that rely heavily on rules of thumb and conservatism providing adequate margins of safety while keeping the overall costs of waterway projects within the funding capabilities of local project sponsors? Shiphandling Simulation addresses how computer-based simulation can be used to improve the cost- effectiveness of waterway design while satisfying safety objectives. The book examines the role of computer simulation in improving waterway design, evaluates the adequacy of data input, explores the validity of hydrodynamic and mathematical models, assesses required and achievable accuracy of simulation results, and identifies research needed to establish shiphandling simulation as a standard design aid. Case studies of waterway design efforts employing shiphandling simulation are analyzed and lessons learned are identified.

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation Book

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation


  • Author : Adam Weintrit
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN 10 : 9780203869345

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Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation Excerpt :

In recent years much attention has been paid to safety of navigation and marine transportation. Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation addresses the main aspects of marine safety, including: safety of navigation; manoeuvering and ship-handling systems; marine traffic control and automatic identification systems; navigation tools, system

Structural Engineering and Geomechanics   Volume 1 Book

Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Volume 1


  • Author : Sashi K. Kunnath
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780210155

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Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Volume 1 Excerpt :

An understanding of dynamic effects on structures is critical to minimize losses from earthquakes and other hazards. These three books provide an overview of essential topics in structural and geotechnical engineering with an additional focus on related topics in earthquake engineering to enable readers gain such an understanding. One of the ultimate objectives of these books is to provide readers with insights into seismic analysis and design. However, in order to accomplish that objective, background material on structural and geotechnical engineering is necessary. Hence the first two sections of the book provide this background material followed by selected topics in earthquake engineering. The material is organized into three major parts. The first section covers topics in structural engineering. Beginning with fundamental mechanics of materials, the book includes chapters on linear and nonlinear analysis as well as topics on modeling of structures from different perspectives. In addition to traditional design of structural systems, introductions to important concepts in structural reliability and structural stability are discussed. Also covered are subjects of recent interest, viz., blast and impact effects on structures as well as the use of fiber reinforced polymer composites in structural applications. Given the growing interest in urban renewal, an interesting chapter on restoration of historic cities is also included. The second part of the book covers topics in geotechnical engineering, covering both shallow and deep foundations and issues and procedures for geotechnical modeling. The final part of the book focuses on earthquake engineering with emphasis on both structures and foundations. Here again, the material covered includes both traditional seismic design and innovative seismic protection. And more importantly, concepts in modeling for seismic analysis are highlighted.