Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 353–360 | Cite as

Identification of Abkowitz Model for Ship Manoeuvring Motion Using ε -Support Vector Regression

  • Xin-guang Zhang
  • Zao-jian ZouEmail author


By anac10°/10° zigzag test, the hydrodynamic derivatives in the Abkowitz model for ship manoeuvring motion are identified by using ε -Support Vector Regression (ε -SVR). To damp the extent of parameter drift, a series of random numbers are added into the training samples to reconstruct the training samples. The identification results of the hydrodynamic derivatives are compared with the Planar Motion Mechanism (PMM) test results to verify the identification method. By using the identified Abkowitz model, 20°/20° zigzag test is numerically simulated. The simulated results are compared with those obtained by using the Abkowitz model where the hydrodynamic derivatives are obtained from PMM tests. The agreement is satisfactory, which shows that the regressive Abkowitz model has a good generalization performance.

Key words

ship manoeuvring Abkowitz model parameter identification ε -Support Vector Regression (ε -SVR) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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