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  • Authors: Casas, Sergio; Rueda, Silvia; Riera, José V.; Fernández, Marcos
  • (2012).
  • Publication types: Article
  • URL Publication: GRAPP'12: On the Real-time Physics Simulation of a Speed-Boat Motion
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  • Abstract:

    Training necessities on watercraft have increased during the last few years and real-time simulators offer a suitable and safe alternative. However, the design of a real-time watercraft simulator implies that, water simulation and water-vehicle interaction have to be addressed efficiently. This paper presents a simplified physics model of the water-vehicle interaction for real-time speed-boat simulators that run over 6-DOF motion platforms. The proposed model is highly parametrizable and can be adapted to any speed-boat by changing the values of the parameters. We propose the evaluation of the designed model in a quantitative and a qualitative way. Evaluations results show that the proposed model behaves like a real one in terms of both objective trajectories and subjective perceived experience.