Ship Arrangements and Combat System Performance
Progress rept. Aug 79-Jan 80
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Arrangements, which involve the geometrical features of warship design, have two aspects. One aspect is the geometrical relationship between components the other aspect includes the quantitative geometrical variables of length, area, volume, shape, and location. About one-half of the paper is devoted to background information concerning interaction between arrangements and various ship characteristics. Topics discussed include items such as seakeeping, sensor location, topside design, weapon location, habitability, and NBC protection. Several different models can be developed to assess arrangements. One approach is to introduce the quantitative aspect of arrangements length, volume, etc. into the overall ship design process. The relationship aspect of arrangements is an input made by the designer. Once the design of a warship has converged and has been optimized, the ship can be subjected to combat simulation. During the combat simulation, the relationship aspect can be assessed. Two optimized warships differing in relationship of components fight the same battle. Based on performance in the combat simulation, one ship will be superior. An approach based on subsystems and the interaction between subsystems has been formulated. The formulation is a useful tool for identification of interactions however, the subsystem method seems less direct than the two step process of overall ship design and combat simulation.
- Marine Engineering
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics