Accession Number : AD0725146

Title :   An Analysis of the Benefits Obtained Using the NAVSHIPS Cabling/Wiring (WIRES) Computer Program for Ship Overhaul Projects.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-Mar 71,

Corporate Author : PUGET SOUND NAVAL SHIPYARD BREMERTON WASH

Personal Author(s) : Carstensen,Russell V.

Report Date : 17 MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The paper covers the benefits both tangible and intangible, obtained from the use of a portion of the Computer-Aided Ships Electrical Cabling/Wiring System (or more conveniently, WIRES computer program) for ship overhaul and conversion work. The WIRES program was used to generate directly issuable production drawings that were compatible with design standards in effect. The paper covers in limited detail the benefits and corresponding dollar cost savings. In order to more fully cover the subject the paper begins with a discussion of those benefits returned during the design phase of the four projects involved. Examination is then focused on the benefits to management, the production shops, and finally on the possibility of additional uses to which an input deck may be put after its initial purpose has been fulfilled. The paper closes with a set of seven definite conclusions that may be drawn from this examination of the use of the WIRES computer program for ship overhaul and repair projects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, ELECTRIC CABLES), (*SHIPS, MAINTENANCE), ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE