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A dimensional engineering process for shipbuilding

In: Proceedings, Ship Production Symposium, 13-15 June 2001, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Authors: Mark H. Spicknall, R. Kumar

Dimensional engineering practices and tools used in other industries are highly evolved and broadly applicable to shipbuilding. However, because of relatively small product volume per design and relatively high variability in the dimensional attributes of intermediate products, detailed dimensional engineering of each ship design is not economically viable. This paper describes a viable dimensional engineering process for shipbuilding.