INCORPORATING A SEAKEEPING CAPABILITY IN A COMPUTER AIDED PRELIMINARY DESIGN SYSTEM

This paper reviews the development of a modern workstation-based integrated preliminary ship design system. The system is modular and includes hull form generation, layout and compartmentation, structural design and estimation of lightship. With the increased emphasis now being placed on the seakeeping characteristics of ships it is clear that the usefulness of such systems is considerably enhanced if they incorporate a seakeeping analysis capability. An effective method of incorporating seakeeping anlaysis into the concept and preliminary design stages is described. The method is particularly useful since it allows the rapid generation, analysis and assessment of design proposals, a feature that is essential at the concept or preliminary stage. Features are described which ensure that the method is user-friendly and acceptable for use in a design office environment. Examples are given to demonstrate its application and use as part of an integrated design system.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM