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IMO manoeuvring trials

Manoeuvrability of ships is essential for safe navigation and operation All signals are synchronized and logged in one data acquisition
of all ships. Requirements and regulations as to the manoeuvre capacity computer. During the trials the data acquisition computer gives real-time
have been issued by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and graphics of all main parameters during the trial (sailed track, heading,
adopted by the national regulatory authorities. Assessment of rudder angle, rate of turn, shaft power, etc.).
manoeuvring capacity starts with a prediction in the design stage and it
can be measured with a ship model. But the manoeuvrability always
has to be confirmed with full scale tests in order to comply with the IMO
requirements. Throughout the years MARIN has gained considerable
experience with both model tests and full scale manoeuvring trials and
combined this experience in the development of computational models
such as SURSIM and FRESIM.

Trials measurement system

Since final assessment of manoeuvring capacity has to be conducted
with sea trials, the MARIN Trials & Monitoring group operates an
advanced sea trial measurement system. This system combines
accurate sensor techniques with modern data acquisition software
which enables on board processing and presentation of the full scale
trial results.
Additional services
Results Wave height measurement using a free floating wave buoy or
Results of the trials are normally used to provide the manoeuvring doppler level radar at the bow
characteristics in compliance with IMO. The deliverables comprise a Site specific weather forecasting and hindcasting
detailed report, pilot card and/or wheelhouse poster.
Furthermore, the trial can be combined with the following
Standard trial
Speed/Power trials
The standard Manoeuvring Trial package includes: Turning circle, Crash Vibration and noise
stop, Zig-zag and Williamsson turn. Propeller cavitation observation
The measurements comprise: Etc.
Position, Speed, Heading and Course over ground (D-PGS)
Rate of turn (motion sensor) For more information please contact the department Trials & Monitoring;
Rudder angle Henk van den Boom
V. 2014/06/17_T&M

RPM, torque and power on propeller shaft(s) T +31 317 49 33 53

Relative wind speed & direction E

MARI N 6700 AA Wageningen T +31 317 49 39 11 E

P.O. Box 28 The Netherlands F +31 317 49 32 45 I