Accession Number:

AD0631780

Title:

MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION METHODS APPLIED TO SHIP DESIGN,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

Various existing mathematical models of functional optimization and optimization criteria were examined for application to the ship design problem. Based on the study, the Exponential Random Search technique in conjunction with Multiple Parameter Weighting Criteria were used in a sample design study of a cargo ship. Results of the study show that this approach to the ship design problem 1 yields better results than any other method available at the present time 2 arrives at a solution in less time than current methods 3 is more versatile than any other method available 4 performs the optimization more correctly because it does not neglect any of the features of the problem of optimizing a function of several variables. The demonstrated flexibility, versatility, and efficiency of the chosen method constitute in the authors opinion, a powerful tool in the preliminary design of ships. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE