Design and Engineering of Double Curved Ship Surfaces

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    The objective of the project is to invent new mathematical methods for the design of ship surfaces. These methods should take into account the actual processes at a shipyard; rolling and heating. In the production the developed (plane) surface is by rolling turned into a single-curved plate, mostly, cylinder shaped. Henceforth, heating is applied to deform it to its final shape. The first part of the project is to find the developed shape,such that after the rolling process the obtained developable surface is closest to the desired final shape hereby minimizing the heat input. The second part consists of modelling the heating process in geometrical terms.
    Effective start/end date01/09/199531/08/1998


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