HULL FORM DESIGN--ONLY A MATTER OF THE COMPUTER?

The intention of this paper is to supplement the purely theoretical approach to the problems of ship design by adding some experience gained in practical work at a shipyard. This experience is illustrated by typical examples of the design of the hull form of ships and a floating offshore structure. In addition the author emphasizes time as a highly important prerequisite for a "matured" design. He also emphasizes the involvement of men as being crucial to a successful maturing process. Finally the author describes an unconventional way to reduce expenditures of time and money during the first phase of an innovation's maturing process, focusing on the development of a new hull form concept for fast boats that promises great improvements.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM