Benefit Analysis of SPC Panel SP-7 Projects and Evaluation of SPC Panel SP-7 Management and Administration
Final rept. Oct 1991-Oct 1993
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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This Task has investigated the benefits derived from the projects sponsored during the past 20 years by SNAME Ship Production Committee Panel SP-7 on Welding under the National Shipbuilding Research Program. It has found that those projects that have supported direct shipyard applications and hands-on considerations along with shipyard training activities have yielded the most value in the shipyard community. Projects that have provided important reference information have also been beneficial. This Task has also assessed the opinion of the shipyard using community on the administration and management of Panel SP-7 itself. It has found that the practices currently in effect have been well received and should be continued with only minor improvements. In regard to NSRP matters in general however the survey has revealed major concern about the length and uncertainty of the project funding cycle. It also points out difficulties in achieving and maintaining faithful communications among Panel SP-7 participants and the members of the ECB Executive Control Board of the Ship Production Committee of SNAME. These deficiencies should be examined and treated promptly, as the future success of the NSRP may well depend on it.
- Marine Engineering
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems