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. Woodyard, "Computer-Aided Ship Design at MarAd," in Computer, vol. 8, no. , pp. 46-51, 1975.