Title page for ETD etd-02072011-110638

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bateman, David Brenton
Author's Email Address dbb0722@vt.edu
URN etd-02072011-110638
Title Characterization of a Sea-State Simulator for Ergonomic Studies
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sturges, Robert H. Committee Chair
Camelio, Jaime A. Committee Member
Lockhart, Thurmon E. Committee Member
  • Simulator
  • Control Systems
  • Sea-State
Date of Defense 2011-03-30
Availability unrestricted
With the use of tow-tank experiments, data may be generated for ships of various classes using comprehensive instrumentation. This data gives the ability to determine the response of ships to various sea-state conditions far in advanced of their construction and launch. However, this data does not indicate the effects of those sea-states to the individuals aboard that ship.

In order to define these effects a sea-state simulator must be designed and built. Once construction is completed a series of test must be conducted to determine the response of the simulator. This response allows the comparison to actual tow-tank data to determine if the simulator is capable of performing the desired research.

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