CONCEPT EXPLORATION - AN APPROACH TO SMALL WARSHIP DESIGN

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Authors
  1. Eames, M.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London (England)
Abstract
The paper describes a versatile tool for the designer of small warships (1000-6000 tons), intended for use in the opening phase of the design process. Known as a "concept exploration model", it provides an alternative approach to the usual immediate reliance on a "basic ship", enabling the designer to explore a wider range of concepts. To calculate performance and other design characteristics from an assumed set of ship dimensions, a simple algorithm has been developed using data derived from a number of successful small warships. This has been programmed for a computer in such a way that a wide range of assumed dimensions can be searched, to determine a hypothetical optimum ship for specified operational objectives. More importantly, the trends of design behaviour around that optimum are clearly illustrated.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1976
Number of Pages
29
Reprinted from
A paper read in London at a meeting of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, 1976, p 29-54
DSTKIM No
82-00948
CANDIS No
79544
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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