A ship-frame bending machine which can operate under self-adaptive computer control is described. Advantages of this automated cold-forming system compared with conventional cold-forming and hot-slab bending process include: (1) complete elimination of lofting or templating; (2) direct compatibility with data generated by the AUTOKON computer program package for ship design; (3) reduced construction costs and time; (4) replacement of a costly labour-intensive activity with a more efficient capital-intensive process; (5) reduction of assembly costs because of the capability to produce more precise frames by minimising deformation, buckling and twisting. The primary emphasis of the paper is on the NOVA II computer control algorithm used to accomplish the bending.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 1975 REAPS Technical Symposium, Palm Beach Shores, Florida, June 24-25, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Braun, D C
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM