Based on a review of the design process as currently found in yards or engineering offices, a number of potential bottlenecks and "hot spots" are identified. The analysis of the process reveals a complex concurrent engineering environment which is heavily dependent on fast, continuous, and reliable exchange of information. In an evaluation it is shown how computerized tools can contribute to reducing the time required to carry out the design and prepare the production information. The fundamental concept of the "loosely- coupled cooperative environment" is illustrated and how it could affect the design process. The major benefits expected are less time for design, faster approval, early material ordering, reduced production preparation time and better balanced resource utilization. For some examples of computerized solutions the author discusses how they could contribute to achieving the overall goal. These include techniques like rapid model generation, integrated dimensioning of structures, automatic drawing generation, or computerized work preparation procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ICCAS 94, 8th Intl Conf on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding; 5-9 Sept 1994; Bremen, Germany. Sponsored by Bremer Vulkan Verbund AG and Kockums Computer Systems AB. Procs. Publ by Berry Rasmusson Reklam AB, Sweden, ISBN 91- 630-2762-3. Vol 2, p 11.31 [13 p, 7 ref, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Koch, T
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00710825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM