Gale, Peter A. John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., Arlington, Virginia.
Slutsky, Jonathan Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Maryland.
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- Mission requirements
- Design approach
- Design phases
- Concept design
- Preliminary design
- Contract design
- Detail design
- Level I (total ship) design elements
- Hull form
- General arrangement
- Weights and centers
- Freeboard and load lines
- Hydrodynamic performance
- Crew size
- Level II (ship system) design elements
- Distributive systems
- Mechanical systems
- Outfit and furnishings
- Warship design
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
A process that translates a set of owner's requirements into the drawings, specifications, and other technical data necessary to actually build a ship. Naval architects lead the process of ship design, but engineers and designers with many other skills contribute. These other skills include marine engineering, structural design, and production engineering (Fig. 1). See also: Engineering; Engineering design; Structural design
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