Computer-Aided Preliminary Ship Structural Design.
MANSOUR ENGINEERING INC BERKELEY CA
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Undoubtedly, ship structural design and analysis is an area that is receiving some benefits from the rapid advances of computer technology. In this report, an evaluation is made of the current trends in computer-aided structural design systems and their possible impact on the preliminary structural design of ships. The survey and evaluation covers marine software systems as well as non-marine systems such as those used in the aerospace industry and civil engineering structures. The elements of an ideal program suitable for the preliminary structural design of ships are identified and used in the evaluation of available software. Suitable programs are then selected for the various typical aspects of ship preliminary structural design. An assessment of the potential technical and economic benefits that might accrue from using a computer-aided design system is made. A recommendation is also made for the development of a software system with its various components described in detail. An extensive list of existing programs is appended to this report. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Marine Engineering
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology