INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN OF MARINE TURBINES USING INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS

This paper discusses the Interactive Graphics System used by the General Electric Company, Medium Steam Turbine Department (Engineering & Manufacturing) for designing, drafting, and manufacturing applications. A brief overview of the hardware making up the system is described, followed by a more detailed description of the actual applications. Two-dimensional applications described include a Heat Balance Analysis, Flow Diagrams, and Electrical Schematics. A more fruitful area for increased productivity gains is described in the three-dimensional or mechanical applications including turbine design & layout and bucket design. Coordination of the design with manufacturing for numerical control tape generation is described through CAM and Plate Frame Cutting applications. Finally, a short review of the engineering design work using Interactive Graphics is discussed. Productivity gains of 2.6 to 1 are being realized, and the overall savings to the Medium Steam Department are outlined.

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    • ASNE Day 1980 Technical Paper: Session No. 6--Machinery.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Naval Engineers

    Suite 507, 1012 14th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Gingrich, J K
    • Winter, R L
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00312241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM