Mounting and testing technology for a steering gear system with hydraulic cylinders

  • Cosmin Sorin Oprea “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
  • Costel Ungureanu “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati
Keywords: steering gear, rudder, mounting technology.


The steering gear system is part of the group of vital installations for a ship. Its role is to ensure course stability and, at the same time, to facilitate the changes of navigation direction. In this context, the technology for assembling the system is well-defined through rules, procedures, and work instructions. A steering system that is correctly assembled according to the instructions and execution drawings will lead to proper operation and, at the same time, the successful completion of applicable steering system tests. The applicable tests for steering systems are depending to the type and purpose of the vessel. However, SOLAS defines a series of general high-level tests that must be performed, and during these tests, the quality of the installation is to be demonstrated. The present work will develop both the subject of the steering gear installation, which directly influences the results of the tests.


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How to Cite
Oprea C, Ungureanu C. Mounting and testing technology for a steering gear system with hydraulic cylinders. Annals of ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle XI Shipbuilding [Internet]. 4Dec.2023 [cited 23Jul.2024];46:161-8. Available from:

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