Accession Number : AD0710247

Title :   1970 ANNUAL TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM (7TH). WEIGHT ENGINEERING: AN ANCIENT ART, A MODERN SCIENCE,

Corporate Author : ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR ENGINEERS (NAVSHIPS) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Weiler,Daniel J. ; Straubinger,Erwin K.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The discipline of weight engineering is traced through the history of man's development of water transportation. The awareness by early shipwrights of weight problems is presented by citing significant advances in the state of the art of shipbuilding. As counterpoint, the evolution of weight engineering is discussed from its beginnings as a subconscious consideration in early history through development of weight reporting as an engineering tool and ending as a relatively rigorous discipline involving the control of weight through the ability to make accurate and long range predictions of complex ships. Weight control is also identified with the role of the project manager of today by citing how it can be used as a management tool. The paper concludes that weight engineers are a dynamic part of the total engineering and management force collected in the shipbuilding effort. As such, they will be required to find new and better ways to maintain an effective program as traditional concepts of ship design and construction yield to new methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, *WEIGHT), CONSTRUCTION, REVIEWS, NAVAL RESEARCH, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE