JOINING TECHNOLOGY AND QUALITY CONTROL
Commercial shipbuilding in the United States is on the threshold of significant changes in fabrication techniques which will involve the erection of large section modules, 600 tons and heavier, with extensive use of automatic joining techniques. To support the large section module concept, the industry will make extensive use of production line techniques, such as flat panel lines and web lines to fabricate sub-assemblies. In this approach, we will only be simulating highly successful techniques as practiced in the modern Japanese and European shipyards. The key to the success of such an approach, as practiced by the Japanese and European shipyards, is for the shipbuilder to standardize ship designs coupled with multiple ship contracts to insure repetitive operations wherever possible. This will facilitate the development of special joining techniques and related equipment for use in the fabrication, sub-assembly and final erection stages.
- Presented at the Ship Structure Symposium, Washington, D.C., October 6-8, 1975.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Manley, R A
- Publication Date: 1975-10
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Automatic welding; Joints (Engineering); Nondestructive tests; Welding; Welds
- Uncontrolled Terms: Welded joints
- Old TRIS Terms: One side welding; Welding techniques
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00127065
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper V
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM