The various naval architecture calculations associated with the design and construction of a ship can also be performed by the computer using the data base as the source of the hull description for displacement and capacity calculations. Input data are normally stored and executed from the input file, including sub-programs for the input definition of the entire intact hull or compartments and tanks within the hull. By using the sub-program capability, together with repetitions and loops for the input data, the amount of work involved in describing the sections and compartments within the hull is greatly simplified. By using as much of the predefined input data in the data base as possible, the changes for input errors are greatly reduced, and the use of symbolic names rather than absolute dimensions when calling for hull definition ensures that the data is valid at all times, regardless of any changes made to the hull definition and structural data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 530
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00178964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM