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Improved sea trials methodology especially for sea hincasting

A realistic and human orientated motion sickness and passenger comfort model was used. Two types of modelling was adopted. The first one was based on the statistical approach using the full scale trials, lab results and theoretical modelling. In parallel other models were developed by individual partners using sensory conflict theory and human vestibular systems.

The model is based on the Full Scale Trials and Lab /Simulator results, passenger surveys as well as the previous studies in this field and medicine. The model covers motion sickness, passenger comfort, postural stability, fatigue, cognitive and motor tasks. The full scale trials provide significant input to the understanding of motion sickness and passenger comfort phenomena and the development of the mathematical model, guidelines and standards. Full scale trials provide the following interrelated data on High Speed Craft, Ropax Vessels and Cruise vessels. Results from Simulator and Lab trials: these are complimentary to full scale trials to fill the gap and to obtained more detailed results that can not be obtained from full scale trials.

These trials are done under controlled environment and provide very be crucial data on the effect of individual parameter or task on the passenger comfort and sickness. The data includes the effect of individual/ combined motions and various amplitudes on motion sickness, and some task performed by passengers like walking, standing, manual tasks and reading. Furthermore, the Lab data extends to effect of frequency and seat characteristics.

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