UNIFIED HULL DEFINITION SYSTEM

The paper presents the main recommendations of a report prepared by Arthur D. Little Inc. in 1971, following some criticism of the CASDOS lines fairing system in use by the U.S. Navy. A new system based on the "quick-look" component of CASDOS is proposed. The objectives of this system are that is shall provide the user with total control over the hull shape. The loftsman or naval architect specifies the shape and modifies it repeatedly afte reviewing plots and tables of offsets until the shape satisfies his own notion of "fair". Because of the interaction between loftsman and computer, this system is called "Hull Definition" rather than "Lines Fairing" although the mathematical batten utilized to define lines provides a considerable measure of fairing. The concept is illustrated by reference to a destroyer-type hull form.

  • 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  USA  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Aughey, M
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173725
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM