Guest lecture by Adj. Prof. Ulrik D. Nielsen, DTU/AMOS, on new concepts for shipboard sea state estimation

27 January 2016 12:15-13:00
Auditorium T2, Marine Technology Centre

Guest lecture by Adj. Prof. Ulrik D. Nielsen, DTU/AMOS, on new concepts for shipboard sea state estimation

27 January 2016 12:15-13:00
Auditorium T2, Marine Technology Centre

Abstract

The wave buoy analogy is a tested means for shipboard sea state estimation. Basically, the estimation principle resembles that of a traditional wave rider buoy which relies on transfer functions used to relate measured wave-induced responses and the unknown wave excitation. This paper addresses however a newly developed concept of the wave buoy analogy but the approach presented herein is, on the contrary, not relying exclusively on transfer functions. Instead, the method combines a signal-based part, estimating wave frequency, and a model-based part, estimating wave amplitude and phase, where only the model-based part depends on transfer functions whereas the signal-based part relies on the measured vessel response alone. Case studies in terms of hypothetical examples show that the method is capable to reconstruct fully the wave elevation process of a sinusoidal regular wave; which includes estimation of the wave's frequency, amplitude and phase, respectively. At this stage, the method is far from being a useful means in practical, real-situation applications but the method provides, indeed, a valuable step towards developing new approaches for shipboard sea state estimation.