Establishing the Fundamentals of a Surface Ship Survivability Design Discipline
Ball, Robert E.
Calvano, Charles N.
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This paper describes a conceptual structure of ship survivability definitions and concepts and deals with the need to incorporate a total‐ship approach to surface ship combat survivability as part of the philosophy used to guide a ship's design. Included are: * A discussion of the increasing emphasis placed on ship survivability during the ship system development process. * Definitions of the different aspects of ship survivability, in order to suggest a coordinated and coherent understanding of their relationships. * A discussion of the value of making survivability considerations an integral part of the ship design philosophy, to ensure a requirements‐based systems approach to all of the ship's required attributes, including survivability.
The article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-3584.1994.tb02798.x
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