System Based Ship Design for Offshore Vessels
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For the System Based Ship Design (SBSD) approach to be used in practice at a design office for Offshore Vessels the software supporting the approach need to be flexible to work for the great variation of ship designs and give the designer the amount of control that he need to be confident with the solution.The output of the SBSD approach is a list of volumes needed for the new build. Based on these volume demands combined with some experience data several key numbers and useful data like hull form and costs be derived.The list of volumes combined with a template describing their order and constraints can be utilized to create early 3D-sketches of the new ship. A prototype for this has been developed.The SBSD approach fulfills the requirements for sketching tools by Buxton (2006) and Gross (2006) and has the potential of being an efficient sketching tool for the designer that can follow the project through the initial design process.