Development and lessons learned of a block-based conceptual submarine design tool for graduate education

A. A. Kana, E. Rotteveel

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Abstract

This paper covers the development, challenges, and initial lessons learned from the creation of a new block-based conceptual submarine design tool to support maritime graduate education at Delft University of Technology. The authors developed a design tool to assist students with the weight balancing, general arrangements creation, and automatic visualization of a military submarine. The tool is based in MS Excel and Rhinoceros 3D (Rhino). As an educational tool available to all students, there were certain constraints on the software platform that existed to ensure fair, open access to all students. This paper aims to describe the rationale behind how the current submarine design tool works, and some of the challenges the authors faced when implementing this tool in a 10 week complex marine design course. Lessons learned from both an educational and tool development perspective will be presented as well as areas for future improvements of the tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Design XIII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Marine Design Conference (MDC 2018)
EditorsPentti Kujala, Liangliang Lu
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Pages103-112
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781138541870, 9781138541870
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event13th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2018 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference13th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2018
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period10/06/1814/06/18

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