Annual Technical Symposium (21st). The Engineering Challenge of a Growing Navy: The National Shipbuilding Standards Program - Its Effect on the Navy Engineer
ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERSOF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The background and development of the National Shipbuilding Standards Program is described, together with a discussion of the potential benefits and objective of this program. The current status of shipbuilding standards development work is reviewed including a description of roles played by each of the major participating organizations. ASTM Committee F-25 on Shipbuilding is highlighted, including its organization, functions and procedures in the development of consenses standards for the shipbuilding industry. Special emphasis is placed on the working relationship between ASTM Committee F-25 and the U.S. Navy. Recent initiatives to convert outdated Navy standard drawings and specifications into National shipbuilding standards are described in detail, including the support provided by cognizant Navy engineers.
- Marine Engineering