Modularity in Shipdesign & Construction

29/06/2015 (United Kingdom)
Modularity in Shipdesign & Construction

WARSHIP 2015, June - Bath (United Kingdom)

The proper application of the modularization concepts to accommodation and common spaces demands a complex exercise of coordination among the design of all the systems and disciplines present in such spaces. The analysis of the concept carried out in this paper has strengthen the idea of the necessity to face the modular design approach in the early stages of the design. This is particularly important in the accommodation and common spaces, where the benefit of the increase of the use of the modular solutions is even higher than in other parts of the warship. In this respect the elements associated to the detail 3D model of the standard modules may be used in all kinds of 2D and 3D drawings as well as in reports for further use in production. All the attributes and technological information given to the elements would also be available to be shared with other applications handling other parts of the project: planning, material management and others. The standard module, once designed and saved could be used, instanced, in the 3D model of the warship as many times as required. Modern warships comprise large extends of equipment for propulsion and ship operation which consists of mechanical parts, electronics, tubes, cables, switchboards etc. Machinery equipment contributes significantly to the performance of the warship as well as to material and personnel cost. Modularization can help to reduce the risk of failure by using pretested equipment, to reduce purchasing cost as well as to pre-manufacture machinery units in the workshop. The aim of this paper is to develop concepts and design solutions for modular machinery space, on-board automation and warship equipment. In addition methods for modular design are developed and finally the solutions are demonstrated by practical solutions. The machinery spaces form about 15 % of the total outfitting work in a warship of which at least 40 % is still done on-board the ships. The aim is to shift at least 50 % of this work to workshop.

Rodrigo Pérez, SENER, Madrid/Spain,

Carlos González, SENER, Madrid/Spain,

Fernando Sánchez, SENER, Madrid/Spain,

Fernando Alonso, SENER, Madrid/Spain,

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