Methodology for Computer-Supported Comparative Naval Ship Design. Volume 1.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
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Comparative Naval Ship Design is used to compare new designs for trend analysis or to determine new technology impact on the whole ship. This process is at present manually time-intensive and tailored to the individual study. This thesis proposes a standardized methodology to display and compare ship designs using present computer technology. With full preparation for its implementation into a computer program, applicability is shown for direct interactive data base extraction, interfacing with the Navys Advanced Surface Ship Evaluation Tool ASSET or simply using a microcomputer spreadsheet. The proposed methodology will provide for a direct detailed graphical or tabular comparative analysis of any two ships, a bar graph analysis of up to six ships simultaneously, or a trend analysis to compare a new design to past similar designs. All proposed comparison parameters and indices are fully documented with definitions and significant relationships to overall ship impact. Additionally, a comparative analysis help option is presented to assist the designer in determining impacts of and reasons for significant differences of a two ship comparison. Author
- Marine Engineering