This paper is to provide background for the technical papers on naval ship design to be presented at the 1979 SNAME Spring Meeting and Star Symposium. The approach taken for providing this background is to first review recent developments in naval ship designs and their effects on performance and then to examine those aspects of performance and those elements of cost which presently have a primary influence on ship design decisions. Finally, an attempt is made to provide technology which is now forthcoming and which promises to expand the spectrum of ship design options during the latter part of this century.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME (Gulf Section) Spring Meeting and Star Symposium: Merchant & Naval Design, The Past in Review The Future in Forecast, Houston, April 25-28, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Reuter, W
    • Weiler, D J
    • Keane Jr, R G
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM