Control of shipboard cranes

Edward Ott, Eric Kostelich, Guohui Yuan, Brian Hunt, Celso Grebogi, James A. Yorke

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Shipboard cranes for cargo transfer at sea can be subjected to severe pendulation of the cargo. This presents a grave danger to the cargo, equipment, and most importantly to personnel. To improve the current operation, a rudimentary simulator is constructed for assessing the interaction of system changes with the human operator. Chaos control and how can it can achieve the goal with only relatively small control perturbations, modeling of pendulation in relevant sea states, and modified riggings to improve performance and facilitate control is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - National Conference on Noise Control Engineering
EditorsJ.D. Chalupnik, S.E. Marshall, R.C. Klein
PublisherInst of Noise Control Engineering
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering. Part 2 (of 2) - Bellevue, WA, USA
Duration: Sep 29 1996Oct 2 1996


OtherProceedings of the 1996 National Conference on Noise Control Engineering. Part 2 (of 2)
CityBellevue, WA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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