Based on a discussion of current ship design approaches, two new methods are proposed that provide a more creative and constructively critical design approach. The first involves the application of computer-aided architectural design techniques to explore changes in ship layout design. The second method uses a comprehensive design philosophy that is open and responsive to new and creative techniques, but is still able to accommodate prevailing design constraints. To prove the usefulness of the first method, a computer-based architectural design technique is formulated and effectively applied to the layout design of a destroyer. Projected ship design developments and how they are provided for by an all- embracing design philosophy are discussed with an aim to justifying the utility of the second method. Radical design theories and strategies for future ship design conclude the paper.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Paper presented at a Joint Meeting of Royal Institution of Naval Architects and North East Coast Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, March 9, 1981
  • Authors:
    • ANDREWS, D
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM