Accession Number:

AD0680945

Title:

AUTOMATING THE DESIGN OF SHIP HULL SURFACES WITH THE AID OF AN ELECTRONIC COMPUTER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-04-29

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Methods of analytic definition of ship surfaces and computer languages APT, COGO, Descriptran, Soviet system SAP, etc are briefly reviewed. General principles are considered of an automatic programming system intended for processing geometrical information. These problems are examined compiling tables of mold offsets, shell plating frames, slots, butts, matrix programming, subroutine library determining coordinates from given information, finding lacking parameters in the equations of straight line and circle, arithmetic and logic operations, auxiliary operations, initial information for calculating surface cross-sections, coding this initial information, functioning of the UIS-RGM interpreting system. The above programming system was used for compiling tables of mold offsets for a dredger, a petroleum-and-ore carrier, a cement carrier, and a self-propelled barge. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE