3 Mission Statement of the Joint SNAME-ASNE Ship Design Committee The mission of the Ship Design Committee is to advance the art, science and practice of ship design in the development and construction of naval ships, commercial ships and advanced ships and craft, and the multi-disciplines allied thereto.
4 Naval Ships Panel, SD-8Advance development of a more effective standard Naval Ship Design process from requirements determination through delivery of the lead shipFoster continuous improvements through more investment in and implementation of ship design and engineering technologiesProvide a forum to discuss community issues and challenges in order to develop a shared perspective between Government - Industry - AcademiaOffer a forum for the transfer of "best practices" and "lessons learned" between generations of naval ship designersEncourage networking amongst Government - Industry - Academia ship design engineers and other stakeholders in the Naval Ship development processPromote technical papers and other forms of knowledge exchange on Naval Ship Design
5 SD-8 Kickoff Meeting Under Leadership of Fidel Sanchez 15 Apr 2009
6 SD-8 Workshop (Top Six)Navy as Systems IntegratorIntegration: What does it mean?Identify key activities/roles/processesIdentify role of primes/subcontractors and contracting vehiclesIdentify organization of CPTsIdentify roadblocks to communicationsIdentify ways to bridge the gap between ship/mission system designers and fleet expectationsShip specs and design criteriaMr. Potato Head ShipControl of interfacesAllocation of KPPsDDG-1000 lessons learned3. OtherDDG-51 Flight Upgrade StudyBasic ResearchPropulsion and Electrical Systems Way AheadCost Estimating and ModelingMoving away from weight-based estimatingSoftware5. Issues Impacting the FleetEquipment variability and training impactsMission System ComplexityImproving weight estimating and control6. Continuing Ed & Professional Dev ofShip Design EngineersCombat System/HM&E/Manning/Training/Logistics training across platforms – Subs/Carriers/OilersLeverage Ship Design Process Models to develop design conceptsCLASSRON toursUse case development with fleet participationRequirements Development and Flow to 3 digit SWBS – Is NVR sufficient?Manning Concept Development Modeling and integration with ship design models2. Total Ownership Cost ReductionsMaintenance/Modernization/CleanlinessRole and gaps in requirementsRole of objective architecture in ship designShip ArrangementsManning and crew automationEveryone has a role: What key decisions need to be made at all levels?Control and development of physical models – how and why the systems actually dynamically work togetherService Life Allowance, e.g., Pricing Future OptionsIdentify potential cost savings/process improvement opportunities.NAVSEA/ONR/CISD Ship design process effortsRequirements Development Processes: Can we drive common specifications and common specification development processes across surface platforms?3. Some cost saving practices in new construction shipyards can be at odds with the goal of reducing life cycle costs, especially when the design practices make it difficult for the crew to maintain and modernize equipment. Try to identify those practices.7. Ship Design Tools Investment PlanImproving weight estimating and controlArchitectural tools such as Ship ArrangementsLEAPS early stage design product modelIntegrated Structural Design EnvironmentSystems Engineering tools for uncertainty, complexity, risk, costing, etc.Identify needs and establish priorities6
7 Issues for Consideration How can we achieve cross-industry representation on this panel?How can we collaborate with other SNAME and ASNE panels?How can we support the development of future ship designers?What gap’s exist in ship design knowledge library that we can help close?How to sustain naval ship design capability, with limited new designs?How can we reduce the so-called “customer factor”?
8 Reducing Total Ownership Costs by Improving the Naval Ship Design Process Technical seminar/workshop on March 26, 2010, at the U.S. Naval AcademyA key output from this workshop was a draft paper summarizing our findings and recommendations to NAVSEA 05 and OPNAV N86Paper published in ASNE Naval Engineers Journal
9 SummaryShip design community needs to be better aware of fleet technical and logistics issuesEmphasize Maintenance & Modernization Needs in Early Stage Design & Carry the Emphasis Along to Later Design PhasesThe waterfront including the shipyards feel strongly that the ship design and construction ignores too many areas that adversely impact schedules, costs and the ability to care for and modernize our navy surface ships. We can do better.
10 What’s SD-8 Doing Next?Follow up SD-8 Workshop at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (Laurel, MD) in March 2011Continue to explore the issue of life-cycle cost reductionsBegin to explore the question, “What are some ways we can develop surface combatant engineers when we are doing relatively little surface combatant design and engineering?”Opportunity to hear about DDG-51 Flight III Upgrade StudyUpdate to SD-8 Report on Life-Cycle CostsInterested? Contact me atBob Keane has mentioned to me something that one of his mentors once told him, “It’s all about follow through.” I think he’s right. We’re still exploring ways to follow through with some of the recommendations we made at the last workshop. Some ideas we’re considering is looking at some level of specifications to improve the control of arrangements and distributed systems to facilitate maintenance and modernization. We’ve also thought about leveraging some of the work done here and determine where in the ship design process can we help plan for better maintenance and modernization. We know we have a problem with life-cycle costs. SD-8 has taken one step in trying to better understand this problem and come up with some recommendations. We’d like to continue with this them at our next workshop and get more feedback from the wider community on what we can do to reduce life-cycle costs. Earlier I mentioned the importance that I believe professional societies haves, especially today. If you’re interested in helping please contact me.
11 SD-8 Navy Ships, SD-4 Arrangements & SD-10 Hull Form Design Panels Seminar/Workshop, March 30-31, 2011At Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MDWorking Group One - Reducing Total Ownership Costs (TOC): Led by RADM Bill Wyatt (Ret).Working Group Two -“Ship as a “Truck”: Led by Dr. Norbert Doerry, Technical Director, Technology Group, NAVSEAWorking Group Three - Contract/Detail Design: Led by Jason Thomas, Alion Science and Technology; explore improvements for conveying design across contractual boundary and discuss flexibility left for shipbuilder during Detail Design.
12 Workshops on Real Options & Application to Naval Force Structure Planning and Ship Design, Oct & Dec 2011Setting the stage for real options theory in ship design and naval force structure planning by Dr. Norbert Doerry, NAVSEA 05TIntroduction to Real Options Theory by LT Jon Page, USN, PEO ShipsIntroduction to DSTO and Operations Research/Navy Force Structure efforts by Dr. Kurt Brinschwitz, Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO), Maritime Operations Division, AustraliaSERC (Systems Engineering Research Center) efforts in Real Options Theory, Stevens Institute of Technology
13 Evaluating Rapid Ship Design Environment (RSDE) Toolset for Future Frigate Conceptual Design Studies, Study Guide for, 2012RSDE is an automated high-end toolset that integrates design definition tools with physics-based analysis tools, and uses an enlarged “design space” to account for uncertainty, both in the design and in the requirements.RSDE improves early stage design through visualization of the trade space and generation of many feasible ship design concepts.RSDE allows user to analyze the space of designs for a large number of disciplines at a higher level of fidelity, with results forming behavior objects for multi-disciplinary synthesis, and visualize the design space.This capability leads to an optimized and balanced concept design in a much shorter period of time.
14 RSDE - Product Architecture Rapid Ship Design EnvironmentGUIapid Ship Design EnvironmentDesign Data SetsBehavior ObjectZExecution EngineMulti-Discipline OptimizationDesign Space ExplorationASSETSynthesisHullform Gen/TransSHCP-L StabilityISAArrangementIHDEHydroLEAPS API and ToolkitsSHCP-L TktHulltran TktHullgen TktBehaviorMan TktLEAPS DatabaseRSDE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS ARE SHOWN HERE IN THE PRODUCTARCHITECTURE CHART AND ARE COMPRISED OF A COMBINATION OFFUNCTIONAL (HULLFORM TRANSFORMATION/GENERATION,STABILITY, ARRANGEMENTS AND HYDRODYNAMICS) AND INTERFACEDEVELOPMENT, WHICH WILL ALLOW USERS TO BUILD AND EXECUTEINTEGRATED SUITES OF APPLICATIONS INTERACTIVELY AND CHOOSETHOSE APPLICATIONS THAT ARE APPROPRIATE TO A SPECIFICDESIGN EFFORT. THE FUNCTIONAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE THOSEBEING DEVELOPED BY RSDE, AS WELL AS APPLICATIONSDEVELOPED ELSEWHERE. THE PROCESS FOR ADDING CAPABILITIESTO ASSET OR RSDE IN MOST CASES USES THE FOLLOWINGPROCESS. FIRST, THE CAPABILITY IS DELIVERED AS A LEAPSTOOLKIT, WHICH CONSISTS OF THE FUNCTIONAL PORTION OF THESOFTWARE WITHOUT A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE. THE SECONDSTEP IS TO DEVELOP AN APPLICATION THAT INCLUDES A GRAPHICALUSER INTERFACE THAT IS PART OF ASSET OR RSDE THAT UTILIZESTHE FUNCTIONS IN THE LEAPS TOOLKIT.StructureGeometryHullform GeometryArrangement GeometrySubdivisionGeometryStabilityBehaviorsSeakeepingBehaviorsResistanceBehaviorsStructuresBehaviorsFloodingBehaviorsGEML KernelNURBSMathRadial BasisMathKrigingMathNeural NetMath
15 Design Space Exploration From…Limited Investigation of relatively few Design PointsTo…Full Investigation of Concepts throughout the Design SpaceHPC Enables Exhaustive Exploration by:THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RSDE SUITE OF TOOLS IS DEFINEDBY OVERARCHING USE CASES (UC), WHICH DEFINEREQUIREMENTS FOR SEVERAL SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS (SA).THE FIRST USE CASE IS GENERATING A LARGE SPACE OFFEASIBLE SHIP DESIGNS, AT THE CONCEPT LEVEL OF DETAILUTILIZING NEW SHIP GEOMETRY SOFTWARE WHICH CANTRANSFORM/MORPH EXISTING HULL FORMS IN THE NAVY’SASSET SHIP CONCEPT SYNTHESIS TOOL OR GENERATE “FROMSCRATCH” NEW HULLFORMS AT THE CONCEPT LEVEL. THESECOND USE CASE IS EXPLORING AND EVALUATING THESPACE OF DESIGNS (AND EXCURSIONS FROM THAT SPACE)FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICSDISCIPLINES, WITH THE RESULTS FORMING THE BASIS OF“LOOK-UP” TABLES OR RESPONSE SURFACES OR“METAMODELS” FOR THE EXCURSIONS THAT WILL BEREQUIRED IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION PROCESS.and VisualizationGenerating The SpaceExploring The SpaceEvaluating The Space
16 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To gain insight and experience with the Rapid Ship Design Environment (RSDE) toolset andDemonstrate how RSDE improves the early stage requirements development process through a conceptual study of a notional future frigate.
17 WHERE WE NEED TO GOAccording to an old proverb, if we do not change our direction, we might end up where we are headed.
18 HAIL AND FAREWELLCongratulations and thanks to Fidel Sanchez for his outstanding leadership of SD-8!!Welcome and best wishes to Tim Mierzwicki and Shari Hannapel, the new co-chairs of SD-8Full speed ahead