From the very inception of the preliminary design phase of the US Navy's new amphibious assault ship, which at the time was designated only as the LX, there has been an emphasis on generating a design which is producible; one that requires a minimum of redesign by the building yard and which can be built efficiently using modern ship construction techniques. This emphasis resulted in the establishment of a producibility task manager as a member of the LX preliminary design team and in the creation of a product-oriented design and construction working group. The functions of this group were to mimic a shipyard production planning effort and to interact with the design team on a regular basis. This paper describes the results of their efforts, including the development of a generic build strategy and numerous designs for producibility improvements during the LX preliminary design phase.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Production Symposium, Commercial Competitiveness for Small and Large North American Shipyards; 25-27 Jan 1995, Seattle, Washington, USA. Sponsored and publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr 7 [16 p, 4 ref, 2 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Wilkins, J R
    • SINGH, P
    • Cary, T
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00717151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM