The TPN-USP Ship Maneuvering Simulation Center team is composed by MSc, PhD and Pos-Docs. We are working with the following topics on maneuvering and seakeeping (with links to thesis, journal and conference papers):

Cooperative DP Vessels (1, 2, 3, 4)

New DP algorithms (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Wave Estimation using onboard measurenments (1, 2, 3, 4)

Advanced models for vector tugs (1, 2)

Autopilots based on Reinforcement Learning (1)

Selection of environmental conditions for maneuvering simulations based on clustering techniques (1)

CFD computations of hydrodynamic maneuvering coefficients using open source code (OpenFOAM)

Real time calculation of current around vessels and port structures

Digital Twin of maneuvering vessel

(partnership with NTNU)

Validation of maneuvering models based on free running tests (1, 2)

Validation of mathematical models based on full scale data (1, 2)

Ship Interactions with bottom, margin and other ships (1, 2, 3)

New strategies for offloading operation (Links 1, 2, 3)

Inland Navigation (1, 2, 3, 4)

Assessment of STS Operation (1, 2)

Situation Awareness and Assistive Technologies