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Synthesis of aesthetics for ship design

Synthesis of aesthetics for ship design
Synthesis of aesthetics for ship design
In the search for consensus on a definition of beauty, fitting the task of appreciating a ship’s design, this research revealed that other components of visual appraisal and 3d pattern analysis are required for a systemic approach. The model process presented is built around local adaptation and Gestalt psychology and uses retrospective case studies to categorise and calculate proportions, and recognisable patterns. The number of results from each type of vessel were found to be different, due to each ship or boats various geometries and anatomy, which illuminated the importance of standardising a procedure of categorisation in the appreciative approach.

The categorisation of functions around the philosophy of functional beauty and the maths of summation series, it is suggested here, will allow a library of algebraic patterns and parameters to penetrate further into the impending or emulated integrated systems of ship design. The process to derive physical parameters via the culturally focussed narrative of functional beauty, is deemed as a manageable and novel addition to the naval architect's role. However, for the results to have a decisive impact on commercial design or education, variance and validation through further case studies is required.
Sheridan, Jonathan Andrew
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Sheridan, Jonathan Andrew
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Shenoi, Ramanand
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(2013) Synthesis of aesthetics for ship design. University of Southampton, Engineering and the Environment, Masters Thesis, 163pp.

Record type: Thesis (Masters)

Abstract

In the search for consensus on a definition of beauty, fitting the task of appreciating a ship’s design, this research revealed that other components of visual appraisal and 3d pattern analysis are required for a systemic approach. The model process presented is built around local adaptation and Gestalt psychology and uses retrospective case studies to categorise and calculate proportions, and recognisable patterns. The number of results from each type of vessel were found to be different, due to each ship or boats various geometries and anatomy, which illuminated the importance of standardising a procedure of categorisation in the appreciative approach.

The categorisation of functions around the philosophy of functional beauty and the maths of summation series, it is suggested here, will allow a library of algebraic patterns and parameters to penetrate further into the impending or emulated integrated systems of ship design. The process to derive physical parameters via the culturally focussed narrative of functional beauty, is deemed as a manageable and novel addition to the naval architect's role. However, for the results to have a decisive impact on commercial design or education, variance and validation through further case studies is required.

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Published date: September 2013
Organisations: University of Southampton, Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 366586
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366586
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Date deposited: 16 Oct 2014 11:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:10

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Author: Jonathan Andrew Sheridan
Thesis advisor: Ramanand Shenoi

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