Ship’s MMG (Maneuvering Model Group) Model by Simulink

A 3-DOF mathematical model is presented in this post to investigate the maneuverability of any low-speed ship with single-rudder/single propeller configuration. The theoretical background can be referred to this article. The block diagram of the model is shown as

Block diagram of the MMG model.

The parameters of the ship are masked, and therefore the setting of the model becomes easy.

Parameter setting dialog.

A circular motion using the model is plotted and the result is shown in the next figure:

Circular motion.

The model can be found here.

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