HIGH PERFORMANCE SHIP DESIGN AND ITS RELATION TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Some of the attributes of high performance ships are developed. The potential benefit of high performance ships, high speed in high-sea states, is weighed against projected cost trends. The cost/benefit comparison developed leads to an examination of structures in the context of a blanced design. The approach to high performance ship design is inherently different from the design approach followed for monohull displacement ships. the difference in approach is demonstrated to be first, because of the more stringent design requirements and second, because of the high degree of interaction required between subsystems. The paper concludes with a suggestion for a possible reordering of research and development priorities to support high performance ships and their design, and prospects for overall benefits to the Navy's research and development programs. (AUTHOR)

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    • Presented at the Second Ship Structure Workshop, Naval Ship Research and DEvelopment Center, Feb. 13-14, 1973.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Reed, S C
    • Benson, J L
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00054840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM