Accession Number:

ADA458130

Title:

Considerations for Earlier Design for Production

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The principal theme of this presentation is advancing the transition of the system design orientation to planning unit orientation to a point earlier in the design phases. Achieving earlier design for production should favorably impact ship cost estimating and therefore bidding, detail design and construction schedule and cost. Recent papers on design for production have principally been concerned with those technical characteristics of the ship that are conducive to the facilitation of production. This paper emphasizes the ship construction method and sequence and how this can be introduced at a stage earlier than the Transition Design. Primary concerns are to develop preliminary build strategy, subdividing of the hull into erection units and modules, and advance planning for the development of work instruction packages during the detail design.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE