Identification of shaft line alignment with insufficient data availability
The paper presents a method of identification parameters of shaft line alignment in case of the lack of producers' data. Proper shaft line alignment is often a problem for repair shipyards, for aged ships without sufficient documentation. Author proposed combined experimental-analytical method for identified some existing parameters and checking (and eventually correcting) power transmission system's foundation. Specialised software has been developed for shaft line alignment calculations with influence coefficients. An example analysis has been performed for cargo ships with medium-speed main engine and second one with slow-speed propulsion system. Multivariant computations supported by measurements of the ships' shaft line have been carried out.