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Manning and automation of naval surface combatants : a functional allocation approach using axiomatic design theory

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dc.contributor.advisor Clifford A. Whitcomb and Nam P. Suh. en_US
dc.contributor.author Szatkowski, John J. (John Joseph), 1967- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-09-27T20:11:49Z
dc.date.available 2005-09-27T20:11:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/9046
dc.description Thesis (Nav.E.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2000. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-432). en_US
dc.description.abstract The design of ships is an inherently complex process. This complexity is significantly increased when the particular ship being designed is a naval surface combatant. The ship design process is traditionally viewed as a highly coupled collection of interrelated physical attributes often determined in an ad hoc fashion. Therefore, lack of understanding and documenting the design progression frequently necessitates modification of a completely developed, functionally acceptable portion of the ship because of its undesirable effect on other functionally unrelated parameters. A methodology based on axiomatic design principles that strives to eliminate the currently accepted iterative nature of concept level ship design is proposed. Specifically, the hierarchical decomposition of a naval surface combatant based on functional requirements mapped into physical design parameters reveals physical couplings. Studying the design at each level of the hierarchy determines the logical order to fulfill each requirement such that these couplings do not adversely impact the design progression. By implementing this methodical approach, the ship design process follows a repeatable structured format in which functional relationships between physical parameters are mapped, documented, and controlled. Since functional design is the key to this methodology, it is extended to assist designers with assigning tasks between shipboard personnel and automated machines. With this proposed approach, functional allocation is not only possible, but also the overall ship effect of each manning and automation decision is readily determined. A case study demonstrating this point is presented. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by John J. Szatkowski. en_US
dc.format.extent 432 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Ocean Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Manning and automation of naval surface combatants : a functional allocation approach using axiomatic design theory en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.description.degree Nav.E. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Ocean Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 47941856 en_US


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