COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN SUPPORT OF SHIP DESIGN, PRODUCTION AND REPAIR

The efficiency of the U. S. shipbuilding industry is especially important to the Navy in terms of military readiness and the amount of the Navy budget for Navy ship construction, repair and alteration. The shipbuilding industry is one of the most labor-intensive industries. Continual increases in shipbuilding costs reduce the number of ships the Navy's budget can afford. In recent years, industrial productivity in the U. S. has improved very slowly in comparison with other industrial countries. Productivity gain depends on the degree of automation and mechanization and the potential for improvement. This study determines that a five-year computer science research and development program in support of computer aided ship design, production, and repair can be economically justified and that productivity of ship design and production in the U. S. will be improved.

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Chen, R
    • Cuthill, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189268
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTNSRDC-78/104 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM