Project management of early stage warship design

Stratmann, J.P., Wilson, P.A., Molland, A.F. and Courts, M.D. (2006) Project management of early stage warship design. The Transactions of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Maritime Engineering,, 148, (A2), 1-14. (doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2006.a2.7306).


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Warship Feasibility Studies are highly complex projects. The paper aims to highlight some of the factors inherent within
industry and academia. The initial data were gathered at the VT shipyard by interviewing key personnel. The collected
data are then analysed using the MS Visio flowchart package to create input/output diagrams for all existing domains.
Identifying explicit and implicit links allows the existing domains to be linked and inherent domains to be identified.
The resulting connection diagrams are then analysed and compared with existing literature. The analysis results in the
creation of several loops depicting the data flow during feasibility studies. The 2-D loops are combined in a 3-D
flowchart to further investigate the data flow across the domain interfaces and to incorporate a time scale. Carrying out
in-depth domain and case studies at VT Shipbuilding has led to a continuous refinement of the 3-D loops.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3940/rina.ijme.2006.a2.7306
Additional Information: Part B
ISSNs: 1479-8751 (print)
Related URLs:
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
ePrint ID: 23851
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 May 2006Published
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:44

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