PRODUCIBILITY IN U.S. NAVY SHIP DESIGN

Recent Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) studies of a twin skeg hull form design applied to a T-AO type ship indicated many areas of possible improvement in producibility. This paper reviews the findings of the producibility studies and attempts to indicate specific areas where an improvement in producibility and attendant cost savings for Navy ships are possible without any degradation in ship performance and survivability. It limits itself to the producibility aspect of the design phase, ending with the completion of contract design. While it is of course necessary for the Navy ship designer to know about producibility details in relation to prospective building yards, he must be careful not to incorporate any details that may restrict some of the prospective builders and hinder competition.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM