The objective of this paper is to show an early design of a Naval Combatant vessel with flexibility and heightened modularity. As technology advances and missions vary, the vessel's machinery and components must also evolve. In order to plan for a longer life cycle while maintaining state-of-the-art capabilities, a ship must be flexible for future endeavors. The goal is to design a surface combatant, following U.S. Navy requirements that can adapt to a large range of modules and provide national safety and security. The project follows the Design Spiral process for ship design to create an early design that learns from issues that the U.S. Navy's current Littoral Combat Ship designs have encountered.
Adaptable Design of an Efficient Naval Combatant Vessel
Fürth, Mirjam, Gamie, Katherine L., Klesaris, Gregory J., Oberlander, Reed A., and Oakley R. Robertson. "Adaptable Design of an Efficient Naval Combatant Vessel." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, October 2017.
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