This paper introduces the problems involved when using computer technology to carry out the synthetic arrangement design of a ship. A solution in the form of scaled models and an accurate computerized information take-off system is presented. The system has recently been applied to extracting pipework information from the scaled models and, after processing by the computer, converting it into a suitable output form for production and installation departments. An active development program has resulted in the extension of both the hardware and software to other engineering disciplines, specifically to machinery and equipment arrangement. This paper describes these developments and the results obtained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprint from ICCAS 79, June 1979. (The complete set of preprints for ICCAS 79 can be ordered from Elsevier North-Holland, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, as "Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design III." Price: $73.25.)
  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Nichols, K W
    • Gilbert, D E
    • SMITH, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00311593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MPC-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM