THE NEED FOR AN OPEN SYSTEMS APPROACH TO NAVAL SHIP HABITABILITY DESIGN
A military ship is a sociotechnical system. A keen awareness of enemy threats and technological developments in the design, operation, and maintenance of naval ships has allowed the U.S. Navy to maintain its technological supremacy at sea. On the other hand, a lack of awareness of changes in society and corresponding changes in the needs of ship personnel has resulted in existing shipboard personnel problems. This paper is directed at identifying those personnel problems attributable to shipboard habitability design, and offers a new approach to habitability design along with the evolution of the approach and its success to date. The paper illustrates that within existing naval architectural and funding constraints, ship designs can arrive at habitability systems that are responsive to the changing needs of ship personnel.
- Presented at the Annual Meeting of SNAME. Paper #6.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ United States 07306-2907
- Weiler, D J
- Castle, J E
- Publication Date: 1972-11-16
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Habitat (Ecology); Labor market; Personnel performance; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Habitability
- Subject Areas: Design; Education and Training; Environment; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00039336
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 10 1972 12:00AM