The National Shipbuilding Research Program. 1989 Ship Production Symposium, Paper No. 2: Producibility in U.S. Navy Ship Design
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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Recent NAVSEA studies of a twin skeg hull form design applied to a T-AO type ship indicated many areas of possible improvement in producibility. This paper reviews the findings of producibility studies and attempts to indicate specific areas where an improvement in producibility and attendant cost savings for Navy ships are possible without any degradation in ship performance and survivability. Most available studies on producibility have an inherent trait of elaborating on details of shipyard producibility. This paper attempts to confine itself to the producibility aspect of the design phase, ending with the completion of contract design. While it is of course necessary for the Navy ship designer to know about producibility details of prospective building yards, he must be careful not to incorporate any details that may be restrictive on some of the prospective builders and thereby hinder competition.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering