The National Shipbuilding Research Program, 1991 Ship Production Symposium Proceedings: Paper No. IIB-1: Panel Line Developments
NATIONAL STEEL AND SHIPBUILDING CO SAN DIEGO CA
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This paper presents the joint efforts of a research and development project between an American shipyard and an independent engineering company that would resolve issues impacting panel production. The project objectives follow Develop an efficient means to fit full penetration joints from one side with plates of unequal thickness having the stiffener side up. Develop an efficient one-side welding method for full penetration joints with plates of unequal thickness having the stiffener side up. Develop a flow of material for locating and fitting longitudinal stiffening that would be balanced with the rest of the line. Develop a multi-torch, multi-process longitudinal stiffener welding machine that one person can operate effectively. Develop a method in which transverse stiffening could be fit and welded efficiently with minimal manpower using semi-automatic equipment.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Marine Engineering