3-D COMPUTERIZED MEASURING SYSTEMS FOR INCREASED ACCURACY AND PRODUCTIVITY IN SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR

Conventional measurement and alignment methods for shipbuilding and repair are no longer compatible with today's technology. This paper describes two computer based measurement systems. Each system requires only a single operator to generate three dimensional coordinates rapidly and accurately. Each system measures in the spherical coordinate system of the instrument. The supporting software programs allow for the transformation of the measured data to the blue print values or object coordinate system. Data can be imported from CAD or lofting software for measuring or locating specific points of interest, or can be exported for comparison of as-built coordinates with design values. The choice of measurement system employed will depend on the task at hand, accuracy required, environment and budget of the user. Actual shipyard applications stating increased accuracy and/or productivity are cited for each measurement system.

  • 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 13 [5 p, 3 ref, 1 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Holmes, M D
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM