METHODS OF INCORPORATING DESIGN FOR PRODUCTION CONSIDERATION INTO CONCEPT DESIGN INVESTIGATIONS

This paper describes a method of incorporating knowledge and data of the production process into a concept design model in a way that provides a flexible and powerful structural design tool. Interactive graphics are shown to be a useful design aid when defining geometry and scantlings, particularly when combined with a database of information on standardization, build methods and production technology. An effective method of assessing work content is presented in which manhours are assessed for each phase in the construction process--preparation, fabrication and erection. The total build cost, including labor, materials and overhead, is used as the criterion in a series of studies that demonstrate the application of the method to concept design and show the sensitivity of total cost to changes in various parameters of design and production.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper; Also published in Journal of Ship Production, Vol.6, No.2, [May 1990], pp.69-80
  • Authors:
    • Bong, H S
    • Caldwell, J B
    • Hills, W
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM