SHIP DESIGN PROCESS

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Process

Ship design spiral.jpg

The ship design process starts with deciding the mission requirements. These are usually specified by the ship owner, who based on the current and future market scenario and expectations, define the parameters and features of the ship. The further steps are outlined in the image on right.

Along with the cycle the process goes through various phases -

  • Concept design phase - The key objective is arrive at the feasibility of the project
  • Contract design phase - The key objective is to arrive at the costing of the project
  • Preliminary design phase - The key objective is to plan the project
  • Detailed design phase - The key objective is to construct the vessel


Examples

An attempt is made to share the experience of designing various types of ships and boats.