2011. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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Concept Exploration Models (CEM) are powerful tools in the conceptual design phase, triggering naval architects towards unconventional or better solutions. However, the quality of the design-set depends on the evaluation of each concept design and its compliance to customer requirements. To improve design-set quality new evaluation-modules are developed to calculate sea-keeping, weight, and resistance and evaluate their compliance with requirements set by the U.S. Coast Guard. To make this possible the MATLAB based CEM was coupled with the sea-keeping program Shipmo2000 from the Marin Research Institute. In a final step the designs were graphically filtered and evaluated.