Prediction of ship manoeuvrability at the ship design stage is an important method for evaluating the manoeuvring performances of ships .
To determine the hydrodynamic coefficients in the mathematical model of ship manoeuvring, several methods can be used, including database, empirical formula, captive model test, CFD calculation, and system identification (SI) combined with free-running model test or full-scale trials.
Like the other means to come to manoeuvring predictions, SI has its own advantages and disadvantages when applied to ship manoeuvring modeling.
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