CONCEPT EXPLORATION--AN APPROACH TO SMALL WARSHIP DESIGN
This paper describes a versatile tool for the designer of small warships (1,000-6,000 tons), intended for use in the initial stages of the design process. Known as a "concept exploration model", it provides an alternative approach to the usual immediate reliance on a "basis ship" and enables the designer to explore a wider range of concepts. To calculate performance and other design characteristics from an assumed set of ship dimensions, a simple algorithm has been developed using data derived from a number of successful small warships. This has been programmed for a computer in such a way that a wide range of assumed dimensions can be searched by systematic variation of six input parameters (DESCRIBE mode). Most of the solutions will lead to satisfactory ship designs. A system of constraints is applied in the SEARCH mode to reject impractical solutions at an early stage in the calculations, thus reducing the output to reasonable proportions.
- Paper presented at Spring Meeting, London, April 7, 1976.
Royal Institution of Naval Architects, England10 Upper Belgrave Street
London SW1X 8BQ, England
- Eames, M C
- Drummond, T G
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer aided design; Hulls; Military vessels; Naval architecture; Ships; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Ship design
- Old TRIS Terms: Hull geometry
- Subject Areas: Design; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194213
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM