The National Shipbuilding Research Program: Proceedings of the REAPS Technical Symposium Paper No. 15: Present and Future AUTOKON
NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD
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The total design and production of a new product is particularly a problem for large projects, for example special purpose ships and offshore structures, where a close co-operation and control is demanded by owners, classification societies and officials in general. In todays situation, lacking as it is in new orders, the builder is often forced by the terms of the contract to spend only a very short period of time on design activities. Shortening the leadtime for design and work preparation is as very important for the ability of a company to compete. Preferably this shortening of lead- time must not induce extra costs or be at the expense of product quality. Based on our experiences in the use of EDP as well as our plans for further development,we will focus on what has been done and what may still be done to strengthen our competitiveness in this area.
- Marine Engineering