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Development of an early stage ship design tool for rapid modeling in Paramarine

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dc.contributor.advisor Chryssostomos Chryssostomidis. en_US Thurkins, Eric J., Jr en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US 2012-11-19T19:33:11Z 2012-11-19T19:33:11Z 2012 en_US 2012 en_US
dc.description Thesis (Nav. E. and S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 85). en_US
dc.description.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. By making use of many early-stage parametric and developed calculations and leveraging the use of IPS, this ESSDT automates many of the initial ship's estimates and minutia of design. Utilizing both Excel and Paramarine software, the ESSDT rapidly creates a visual model of a basic naval vessel with primary systems and equipment from relatively few initial user inputs while embodying a depth of user-changeable default settings for more complex and non-standard design efforts. Several case studies were run to show the capability and flexibility of the tool, as well as showing how new powering and mechnical systems can affect the parameters of the ship as a system of systems. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Eric J. Thurkins Jr. en_US
dc.format.extent 248 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Development of an early stage ship design tool for rapid modeling in Paramarine en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Nav.E.and S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 814533998 en_US

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