1238. Royal Navy Surface Ship Weight Design


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P C Orton: 1238. Royal Navy Surface Ship Weight Design. 1978.



This paper discusses the methods in use in Ship Department, Ministry of Defense, for the estimation, recording and control of weight of surface warships. It first explains the need for the control of weight, and then discusses the methods used in the various stages of a design. In particular the application of these methods to the computer as part of a comprehensive ship design suite of programs is described. Some problems associated with shipbuilding weight recording and control systems are discussed. The analysis of the completed ship weight returns is discussed as well as the checks kept on running ships. Finally, the present organization for weight design in Ship Department is described.


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