Michael G. Parsons

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Advanced marine design, particularly in the United States, advocates the use of cross-functional design teams, or Integrated Product Teams (IPT's), who will undertake a concurrent engineering approach to all phases of ship design. Further, the study of the world-class Toyota automotive design process has highlighted the potential of a set-based design(More)
An investigation of the optimal short-range routing of a vessel in a stationary random seaway is presented. The calculations are performed not only in head seas but also in oblique waves. The evaluation of the added drag is performed by computing the time average wave force acting on the vessel in the longitudinal direction. Subsequently, the added drag is(More)
The continuing development of an agent-genetic algorithm hybrid optimization kernel for the allocation of spaces to Zone-decks in a preliminary ship general arrangements design system is presented. In this system, design agents representing the interests of the spaces and the Zone-decks are utilized to propose possible improvements to a population of(More)
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