Issue No.04 - April (1975 vol.8)
A.H. Woodyard , Maritime Administration
The preliminary design process for a ship, which involves an iterative series of calculations based upon a data base that describes the hull shape, is a natural for design automation. Figure 1 illustrates the spiralling nature of the design verification from basic requirements to final design of the ship and indicates the sequential nature of the calculations.
A.H. Woodyard, "Computer-Aided Ship Design at MarAd", Computer, vol.8, no. 4, pp. 46-51, April 1975, doi:10.1109/C-M.1975.218933