Accession Number : AD0771448

Title :   The Development of a Computer-Aided Conceptual Submarine Design Evaluation Tool.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 72-31 Aug 73,

Corporate Author : AUBURN UNIV ALA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Cotney,Arnold D. , III ; Maples,Glennon ; Dyer,David F.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The requirements for evaluating alternative conceptual submarine designs are presented. The morphology of a conceptual design evaluation tool is established and its basic components developed. Digital computer programs are used to facilitate analysis of design parameters. Representative parameters required by the design tool are determined for an existing submarine. A review of current research in the major areas of submarine design is presented. The effects of several of these technological advances are predicted for the example vessel through use of the design tool. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Submarines, Computerized simulation, Experimental design, Mission profiles, Submarine hulls, Underwater propulsion, Morphology, Mathematical models, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE