Practical Applications of Design for Producibility (2008-392)
- Bollinger Shipyards
- Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
- VT Halter Marine
- Marinette Marine
- Shipconstructor Software USA
- ShipConstructor Software
- Genoa Design International
April 2008 - September 2009
NSRP ASE Investment: $1.3M
Industry Investment: $1.5M
Develop the capability of creating standard assemblies with appropriate material identification and build sequences in a manner that they can be instantiated into a design within the ShipConstructor® product.
Current ship design process practices utilize many ship parts, which could be considered standard assemblies and are located and used in many different areas of a ship. Examples of these parts include hatches, doors, ladders and rails. This project was in response to the need within mid-tier shipyards for increased capabilities when modeling these standard assemblies, generating Bills of Material and assigning these components to relevant portions of a build sequence versus the common practice of creating each of these assemblies uniquely within the ship design model for a specific use and area of the ship.
In addition, the project team focused on developing distributed system supports (e.g., hangers) within the ShipConstructor product, allowing support design to be done in the preliminary design phase, Objective not during the installation phase, which has been common practice.
Final Report – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Point of Contact:
Brent Tompkins, Bollinger Shipyards