Accession Number : AD0774940

Title :   Ship System Studies. Approaches to Arrangement Design in Naval Ship Concept Development,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Frankel,E.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : A review of the naval ship concept design development process is presented and methods for modeling the design process and improve convergence in the iterative design sequence are discussed. The use of GERT type network techniques for modeling the design process and determining improvements in design convergence, as well as in design process time and cost is advocated. Design optimization is always subject to uncertainty in the performance weighing of component systems as well as risk in their actual performance to design criteria. Methods for design optimization under risk are reviewed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Naval vessels, Ship structural components, Shipboard, Compartments, Experimental design, Optimization, Network flows

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE