Development, comparison, and preliminary experimental validation of nonlinear dynamic thruster models Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper examines dynamical models for bladed-propeller-type marine thrusters, Previously reported thruster dynamics models are reviewed, and a simplified model is proposed. Experimental testing of both the transient and steady-state performance of a marine thruster corroborates previously reported data, validates the simplified thruster model, and raises new questions, A companion paper reports preliminary experiments in the design and testing of thrust controllers which incorporate the dynamical thruster models described in the present paper.

publication date

  • 1999