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ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

Published by
TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Advanced Navigation Route Optimization for an Oceangoing Vessel
1 Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
ABSTRACT: A new weather routing method is proposed that accounts for ship maneuvering motions, ocean currents, wind, and waves through a time domain computer simulation. The maneuvering motions are solved by differential equations of motion for every moment throughout the voyage. Moreover, the navigation route, expressed in terms of a B?zier curve, is optimized for minimum fuel consumption by the Powell method. Although the optimized route is longer than the great circle route, simulation results confirm a significant reduction in fuel consumption. This method is widely applicable to finding optimal navigation routes in other areas.
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Citation note:
Kobayashi E., Asajima T., Sueyoshi N.: Advanced Navigation Route Optimization for an Oceangoing Vessel. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 377-383, 2011

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