Multi-disciplinary Computational Tools for Naval Design

Period of Performance: 07/01/2004 - 04/30/2005


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Mechmath LLC
14530 Bluebird Trail
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90840
Institution POC

Research Topics


Accurate prediction and assessment of a high performance Ship Design & Optimization Systems is an emerging problem. The NAVSEA is interested in technologies that might be capable to support development of a multi-disciplinary computational tool for Naval platforms, including the area of ship hull and damage control. The proposed Phase I work will provide a detailed concept of design tools for predicting and quantifying the MDO methodology as well as basic prototype demonstration for high performance multihull Ship Design System. In further Phases of the work the development of the instrumented Multi-Level MDO Design System with tactical criteria that need to be taken into consideration during the design process would be undertaken. This integrated approach would include operational considerations from the uniformed officers' point-of-view, coordination strategies in Hierarchy Multi-Level Design Systems with establishment of quantitative tactical assessment criteria that are needed at "synthesis" top level, and numerical experimental validation at further "lower" design phases based on developed in Phase I MDO methodology and computational tools.