Accession Number:

ADA158972

Title:

Methodology for Computer-Supported Comparative Naval Ship Design. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE