Note: Development of a small maglev-type antirolling system

Cheol Hoon Park; Hee Chang Park; Han Wook Cho; Seok Jun Moon; Tae Young Chung
May 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;May2010, Vol. 81 Issue 5, p056102
Academic Journal
Various passive and/or active antirolling devices have been used for suppressing the rolling motion of ships in the ocean. In this study, a maglev-type active mass driver (AMD) is developed for controlling the rolling motion of a shiplike structure. No friction is generated during the motion of this maglev-type AMD, as the moving mass is floated by the magnetic levitation force and displaced by the propulsion force generated by the linear motor. For verifying the feasibility of the proposed method, a small AMD having a moving mass of approximately 4.0 kg is constructed and used in a small-scale model of a catamaran. This paper presents the detailed design procedures and obtained experimental results. Our results show that the developed maglev-type AMD has the potential for use in controlling the rolling motion of ships and other oceanographic vessels.


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