The paper reviews the development of Numerical Control methods at Avondale shipyards culminating with the installation of the SPADES system in 1973. To date, this system has been used for the building of LNG tankers, drilling rigs, large and small barges and a dry dock. From this experience, the paper discusses the responsibilities of the various departments in the Numerical Control structure, i.e. Computer Applications, Scientific Section, Engineering hull section, Production Department, Steel Purchasing, Production Planning, Material (Steel) Section. The activities and equipment of the Mould loft and plate shop are also briefly described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 1976 REAPS Technical Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, June 15-16, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Nuzzo, V H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM