This paper reviews the application of computer simulation to shipbuilding. Simulation has now been used successfully in advanced manufacturing businesses. It has also been widely applied to transportation problems and the service sector. Some experts suggest that simulation will impact on manufacturing in the late 90's the way CAD did in the 80's. Computer hardware and software have improved and are now able to support more sophisticated models and simulation languages that make model building easier. However the application to the shipbuilding industry faces some difficulties, which are addressed in this paper. Furthermore, the paper identifies the benefits gained from using simulation. It also defines requirements for a software tool suitable for a shipbuilding environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RINA Intl Conf NEWBUILD 2000 & the Role of the Naval Architect in Ship and Offshore Projects; 24-25 Oct 1995; London, UK. Pprs. Publ by RINA, London, UK. Ppr 17 [11 p, 12 ref, 4 fig]
  • Authors:
    • KATTAN, M R
    • Weisshuhn, A
    • Lightfoot, J
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM