Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 178–191 | Cite as

Dynamic Analysis of High-Speed Boat Motion Simulator by a Novel 3-DoF Parallel Mechanism with Prismatic Actuators Based on Seakeeping Trial

  • Ali Pirouzfar
  • Javad EnferadiEmail author
  • Masoud Dehghan
Research Article


In this study, we focused on a novel parallel mechanism for utilizing the motion simulator of a high-speed boat (HSB). First, we expressed the real behavior of the HSB based on a seakeeping trial. For this purpose, we recorded the motion parameters of the HSB by gyroscope and accelerometer sensors, while using a special data acquisition technique. Additionally, a Chebychev high-pass filter was applied as a noise filter to the accelerometer sensor. Then, a novel 3 degrees of freedom (DoF) parallel mechanism (1T2R) with prismatic actuators is proposed and analyses were performed on its inverse kinematics, velocity, and acceleration. Finally, the inverse dynamic analysis is presented by the principle of virtual work, and the validation of the analytical equations was compared by the ADAMS simulation software package. Additionally, according to the recorded experimental data of the HSB, the feasibility of the proposed novel parallel mechanism motion simulator of the HSB, as well as the necessity of using of the washout filters, was explored.


Motion simulators Parallel mechanism High-speed boat Seakeeping trial Inverse dynamics Virtual work 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMashhad Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityMashhadIran

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