IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCURACY CONTROL ON THE CANADIAN FRIGATE PROGRAM

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Authors
  1. McGrath, B.C.
Corporate Authors
Saint John Shipbuilding Ltd, Saint John NB (CAN) Canadian Patrol Frigate;Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Marine structural materials technology has gained much attention from researchers due to the condition of structural designs being limited by materials capabilities. In addition to the materials and joining technologies, structural performance is affected by initial states of alignment, distortion and residual stress. Since each of these areas adds expense to shipyard construction efforts, they are as much concern to the builder as they are to the research community. The formation of an Accuracy Control Department in 1985 was the Saint John Shipbuilding Limited (SJSL) response to these causes of unwanted rework. This presentation traces the growth and accomplishments of SJSL Accuracy Control in the quantification of dimensional performance as practiced on the Canadian Patrol Frigate Program. Special studies and in-process guidance and direction required for final product conformance is described. Impacts to structural integrity due to trends in construction methodologies is reviewed.
Report Number
DREA-NAMT-95-6-PAP-3 — CONTAINED IN 99-00779
Date of publication
30 May 1995
Number of Pages
26
DSTKIM No
99-00808
CANDIS No
510372
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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