The art and science of the process known as ship design continues to have potential for refinement by the matching of the various components or subsystems in the total transportation network. The selection and design of compatible and efficient segments will lead to a balanced system that can be categorized as a total transportation network. A major step in accomplishing this system matching is to insure the continuous flow of information during the design effort, thus permitting decisions by the ship owner which account for the interaction between the various segments of the design. In short, at least one decision making body should maintain the "big picture". The owner can fill this position more effectively if the proper information is available in a timely manner so that there may be a thorough analysis of the data. An important part of the necessary information can be provided effectively by the ship designer. With an understanding of the problem, he can assist the buyer or owner of the ship system in the identification of viable options and at the same time analyze the effect of possible operational decisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the New England Section Meeting of SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Fortson III, R M
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 103 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM