The National Shipbuilding Research Program. 1989 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. AP: Design Through Manufacture: A Computer Aided Advisor for the Manufacture of Submarine Hulls
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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A computer graphics based advisory system has been developed to aid in the design and manufacture of submarine hulls. The design and manufacture advisor incorporates models of the materials steel and processes bump forming roll bending. welding and fixturing used for the manufacture of the hulls and allows the user to explore the effect of different material qualities described in terms of variances of thickness and yield strength and different manufacturing parameters punch penetration punch spacing and number of fixtures for example on the resulting quality circuliuity of the hull section. By Designing through Manufacture in this way the resulting design of the submarine hull section is not just a geometric representation of the desired shape of the hull but incorporates explicit information about the materials and processes used to create the shape and of the quality that results from the designer5 choice of materials and processes.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Marine Engineering