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SNAME Spring Meeting (continued from page 18) foundation for the future of U.S. shipbuilding.

Paper No. II-B-2—"Recent Ad- vances in Planning and Schedul- ing of Ocean-Borne Transporta- tion" by B. Douglas and K. Stott


SYNOPSIS: The development and operation of a model-based deci- sion-supported system for ocean- borne transportation are de- scribed. For the past several years, this interactive time-shar- ing system has provided two sets of functions in that: (1) it guides marine operations management in both annual planning and spot decisions; and (2) it assists op- erating personnel not only in con- ducting routine scheduling on a week-to-week, month-to-month basis throughout the year but also in making rapid adjustments for emerging opportunities and requirements.

Paper No. II-A-3 — "An Effec- tive Approach to Structural De- sign for Production" by C. Kuo,

K. MacCullum and R. Shenoi.

SYNOPSIS: The research out- lined is concerned with the im- portant question of design for production of ship structures. The main emphasis is placed on achieving effective interaction be- tween design and production via the use of an appraisal procedure that incorporates producibility of design while quantifying the vari- ous production factors. A method of formulating an effective ap- praisal approach is outlined to- gether with a production costing methodology.

Paper No. II-B-3 — "A New

Approach in Automation and

Electronics Maintenance for High

Technology Vessels" by R.


SYNOPSIS: The rapid evolution of electronic and electro-mechan- ical control systems and commu- nication equipment aboard mod- ern cargo ships is causing a sig- nificant change in the way that operational maintenance is con- ducted aboard ship. The trend seems to be to automate commu- nications functions, and to re- lieve the radio officer for general electronics maintenance duties, which in turn requires a more skilled, technically trained indi- vidual. This paper recounts the author's experience in recruiting and training electronics officers; his experience implementing an electronics officer program with the El Paso Marine Company, and some suggestions regarding future crewing, training and man- agement to take full advantage of new information technologies and robotics in future ships.

Paper No. II-A-4 — "Recent

Advances in Energy Savings

Achieved in Icebreaker Opera- tions" by LCDR D. Egan, USCG.

SYNOPSIS: The apparent ener- gy savings achieved with a new hull paint system on the CGC

Northwind are discussed. CGS

Northwind's primary mission re- quires long voyages to operating areas in the polar regions near

Greenland and Antarctica. Be- cause sustained operations are required from the nearest sources of support, fuel conservation is vitally important and directly relates to the ship's endurance to complete its mission and safely return home.

Paper No. II-B-4 — "National

Defense Relevance of General

Dry Cargo Carriers" by A. Baki and J. Tandon.

SYNOPSIS: There exists a rath- er evident hierarchy of missions (continued on page 24)

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