EXPERIENCE OF A SHIPYARD WHEN INTRODUCING A CAD AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEM DEVELOPED OUTSIDE

The Authors (of Odense Steelshipyard Ltd, Denmark) discuss their yard's experience and problems in the introduction of an integrated NC system developed elsewhere. The system concerned is STEERBEAR which was purchased from Kockums. It has an output covering the normal operations from fairing to the provision of NC tapes for the cutting machines, and can also provide drawings, piece lists, material orders, and other production information. The system was introduced in two phases. In the first, Odense used it in the production of a 330,000-dwt tanker, and had no major problems. This paper is concerned only with the second phase, known as the Structure Generation System, which was used for a 500,000-dwt tanker; the order for this ship was cancelled when construction was about half complete, and the Authors' analysis is therefore based partly on deductions. The many factors having an important influence in the introduction of the system are discussed. A general conclusion is that large computer systems developed outside a yard can be introduced within a short period of time. It is also stated that this particular system is fully accepted at Odense as being a very good tool for the improvement of construction and production efficiency.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Preprints of International Conference on Computer Applications in the Automation of Shipyard Operation and Ship Design (ICCAS), Gothenburg, June 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    North-Holland Publishing Company

    52 Vanderbilt Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Constantineanu, G
    • Ecklon, E
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM