COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF SHIP FORM IN THE MAN/MACHINE DIALOGUE
The design of a hull form is still largely an art, and a computer system can only carry out the routine work. The designer should therefore be in direct contact with the computer by some means such as a graphic display unit and an alpha-numerical keyboard. Development of the first state of FORENT, a program package intended to meet the needs of such an interactive system, has been completed, and its primary task is the verification of the design method used and the suitability of respresenting the hull surface by the Coons procedure (described in a 1967 M.I.T. publication). The Author, of the Institute for Shipbuilding, Rostock, describes this design method and reports on some preliminary results. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,640.
- Special Number for the Symposium "Rationalisation of Technical Preparation for Production in Shipbuilding", held in Rostock, April 1976.
Institut fuer SchiffbauWismarsche Strasse 617
25 Rostock, Germany
- Hennig, G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- Volume: 15
- Publisher: Institut fuer Schiffbau
- TRT Terms: Computer aided design; Computer graphics; Computer programs; Computers; Graphics; Hulls; Human machine systems; Naval architecture; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Interactive graphics; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Graphic displays; Hull forms; Man machine communications
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00173720
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM