This set of lecture notes was written for a new course in the curriculum of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering: NA 574, Computer-Aided Ship Design. This senior and graduate level course is to supplement existing courses in ship design and computer use. The new course therefore deliberately avoided any unnecessary duplication. The question it is intended to answer is rather: How does one convert a ship design problem into one the computer can help to solve? It is also felt that in the professional environment of our industry there is a lot of competence in ship design and computer programming, but there still exists some sort of void between these two specialities. We want to educate engineers who have this dual competence, but also an understanding of the logical nature of design and the associated computer methodology. The notes also attempt to give an overview of the current state of developments despite the realization that the available information is of necessity incomplete, and despite the threat of early obsolescence. But there seems to be some merit to taking a panoramic view, if only to realize how much alike problems and solutions are throughout the profession.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Lecture notes by Dr. Nowacki January to April, 1969
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Nowacki, Horst
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 168 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 018

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1972 12:00AM