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Accession Number ADA567632
Title Development of an Early Stage Ship Design Tool for Rapid Modeling in Paramarine.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 249p
Personal Author J. E. Thurkins
Abstract In early-stage ship design, it is helpful to perform preliminary design and analysis on many configurations to assist in developing and narrowing the trade space. This process is further complicated with the increasing interest in concepts that are breaks from previous practice, such as Integrated Power System (IPS) designs, which require initial development to go deeper than historically based parametrics can provide. Paramarine is a ship design and analysis tool which can be used in this early-stage design; however, as with many early-stage design tools, the fleshing out of diverse ideas in Paramarine can be time and resource consuming. In an effort to enable a developer to create early-stage designs with depth significant enough to be meaningful but still general enough to allow the level of flexibility in design required in the early stages of development, this project seeks to develop an Early Stage Ship Design Tool (ESSDT). This ESSDT is a novel interface with which a designer can rapidly develop and alter basic, major design components of a ship from a compiled database of components and gain a rendered model for analysis within the naval design tool Paramarine.
Keywords Computer programs
Naval architecture

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47A - Marine Engineering
62B - Computer Software
Corporate Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N00244-09-G-0014

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