Accession Number:

ADA063324

Title:

Computer Science Research and Development in Support of Ship Design, Production and Repair.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 77-Sep 78,

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

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 Navys 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. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE