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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Special Number for the Symposium "Rationalisation of Technical Preparation for Production in Shipbuilding", held in Rostock, April 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institut fuer Schiffbau

    Wismarsche Strasse 617
    25 Rostock,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hennig, G
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM