Accession Number : ADA138398

Title :   Methodology for Benefit Analysis of CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) in USN Shipyards.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Grahlman,R B

PDF Url : ADA138398

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This thesis expands the concept of Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in naval shipbuilding to include maintenance. This inclusion is coupled with the integration of the design and manufacturing processes in the acronym CIDMM, which stands for Computer-Integrated Design, Manufacture and Maintenance. A methodology is proposed to identify and measure the tangible and intangible benefits derived from CAD/CAM in naval shipbuilding. The methodology is flexible enough to be applied to future CIDMM systems. A decision-aid for assessing the intangible benefits and a structure for computing the time benefits are proposed in the methodology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer aided design, *Manufacturing, *Shipbuilding, Maintenance, Systems analysis, Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Methodology, Benefits, Maintenance management, Cost effectiveness, Military applications, Naval vessels, Theses

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE