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.
David Taylor Naval Ship R&D CenterBethesda, MD USA 20084
- Chen, R
- Cuthill, E
- Publication Date: 1978-12
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 97 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automation; Computer aided design; Computer graphics; Computer programs; Computers; Costs; Economic analysis; Foreign; Information processing; Information systems; Management information systems; Military vessels; Naval architecture; Productivity; Shipbuilding; Shipyards; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Data management; Interactive graphics; Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Shipyard automation; Shipyard information systems
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Design; Economics; Finance; Marine Transportation;
- 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