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On the control of the motion of a boat

Abstract : In this paper we study the motion of a boat, viewed as a rigid body S with one axis of symmetry, which is surrounded by an inviscid incompressible fluid filling R^2 -S. We take as control input the flow of the fluid through a part of the boundary of the boat. We prove that the position, orientation, and velocity of the boat are locally controllable with a bidimensional control input, even if the flow displays some vorticity.
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Olivier Glass, Lionel Rosier. On the control of the motion of a boat. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, World Scientific Publishing, 2013, 23 (4), pp.617-670. ⟨hal-00580724⟩



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