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    Re: Simulating platform instability on land?
    From: Don Seltzer
    Date: 2013 Jul 26, 13:22 -0700

    Peter Monta wrote:
    Where can I find model parameters, or actual time-series recordings, of the orientation of the deck underfoot under various weather conditions and type of craft? This must be well-known stuff, but my searches aren't coming up with much.

    I think that there might even be an app for doing that.

    The iPhone and iPad have 3 axis accelerometers and 3 axis gyroscopes capable of recording this data, in likely the resolution that you need. A quick search suggests Inertial Logger, for 99 cents, might do the job nicely.

    So now all you need are a few friends on boats with iPhones, willing to record a few minutes under different sea conditions.

    I wonder if you contacted a few oceanographic research institutions, you might find someone who has done just that while out on research expeditions.

    Don Seltzer
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