THE VITAL FUNCTION CONCEPT IN THE DESIGN OF NAVAL SHIP
This paper defines the concept of vital functions as applied to ship design. A list of vital functions is proposed and methods which are currently used to protect these functions are listed. Finally, a short procedure is given which can identify vulnerable parts of a functional area and suggest types of protection. Naval Ships are designed with much built-in protection. The vital functions concept is introduced here as part of an approach which will help to make this protection consistent for a given function. The functional approach does not isolate the different systems, spaces, and personnel which all provide service to the same function. This kind of a total look will help identify vulnerable points in the ship design.
- Presented at the 14th Annual Symposium.
Department of the NavyAssociation of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
Washington, DC United States 20360
- Loeser, C
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Communication systems; Labor market; Loss and damage; Performance; Propulsion; Seaworthiness; Ship operations; Ship pilotage; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Damage control; Ship performance
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00167746
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Association of Scientists and Engineers of NASSC
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM