QUALITY ASSURANCE IN WELDED SHIP STRUCTURES DESIGNED ON A LIMITED BUDGET
Warships, their systems, machinery, and equipment are designed and built to high standards of quality to meet specific operational requirements. Assurance of quality has to be paid for, and although the aim always has been to meet the service requirements in the most cost-effective way, in the present economic climate it has become necessary to examine the possibilities of effecting savings by the acceptance of deliberate reductions in essential quality requirements. The paper presents a quantitative assessment of the effects of relaxations in specifications on the performance and reliability of the ship and its systems, while ensuring that these still meet their essential minimum service requirement. These principles are being applied in some of the work now being carried out at the Naval Construction Research Establishment on welded ship structures and pipe systems.
- International Conference on Structural Design and Fabrication in Shipbuilding, London, 18-20 Nov 1975.
Welding InstituteAbingdon Hall
Cambridge CB1 6AL, England
- Winn, W H
- Publication Date: 1975-11
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Quality control; Reliability; Shipbuilding; Welding
- Old TRIS Terms: Welding quality control
- Subject Areas: Construction; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00148847
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 27
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM