Systems engineering approach for conceptual design of frigate
Lua, Kwong Yang
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The aim of this thesis is to apply a systems engineering approach for the conceptual design of a frigate to meet its operational requirements. The thesis explores the applicability of the University College London Numerical Warship Design Procedure to find ship dimensions. In order for the design to be viable, the procedure iterates until the ship displacement is equal to the weight of the groups, and the volume available in the hull and superstructure is equal to or larger than the calculated volume required. The Topside Sizing Model (TSM) is introduced and added to the Numerical Warship Design Procedure to find feasible and satisfactory conceptual ship designs. This thesis also provides guidance to ship topside designers in the methodology of integrating weapon and platform systems onboard a surface ship. A spiral model for Integrated Topside Design (ITD) is introduced and explained. Lastly, this thesis uses NPS capability engineering for its cost-effectiveness model to examine several design alternatives and trade-offs in the capability of the frigate versus its cost of procurement.
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