The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the development of computer-aided ship design based on the experience of the Szczecin Shipyard in Poland. Until the end of the eighties, computer implementation at the shipyard was mainly limited to theoretical calculations, strength analysis and 2-D graphics that supported a manual drafting. About five years ago a new way of thinking regarding ship design was introduced. The goal was to create a virtual ship before the actual ship - the Product Information Model. To carry out this idea into effect an integrated computer system had to be created which would take care of all the aspects of ship design and manufacturing. The paper describes the main functions of CAD/CAM at Szczecin Shipyard, and gives general information regarding the hardware applied and future prospects. An attempt is made to evaluate the benefits resulting from the implementation of CAD/CAM methods.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology & Transportation: ODRA 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Technology; 20-22 Sept 1995; Szczecin, Poland & MARTRANS 95, 1st Intl Conf on Marine Transport in the 21st Century; 30 Aug-1 Sept 1995; Plymouth, UK. Procs. Publ by Computational Mechanics Publications, UK, ISBN 1 853123307. Section 4, p 247 [8 p, 5 fig]
  • Authors:
    • y kowski, K
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00718848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM