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Maritime chnology For A
Changing 1 Vorl d
SNAME Spring Meeting and
Washington, D.C. — April 6-8
The maritime world, indeed the world at large, is changing rap- idly. What has happened and is going to happen will be the focus of The Society of Naval Archi- tects and Marine Engineers'
Spring Meeting/STAR Sympo- sium in Washington, D.C., April 6-8, 1983. The theme, "Maritime
Technology for a Changing
World," or the locale could not be more appropriate, in the light of all the changes and new poli- cies that are taking place in gov- ernment, which so affect the mar- itime and related industries.
To be held at the L'Enfant
Plaza Hotel, the meeting will feature addresses by key mari- time leaders, sessions of techni- cal papers, panel discussions and other elements that will make up an outstanding program.
This will be the eighth STAR
Symposium, a series begun some years ago by the Society, (STAR stands for Ship Technology And
Research), and now combined with its Spring Meeting. All pro- gramming efforts are being di- rected by the Society's host Ches- apeake Section, the Steering Com- mittee under Walter Schmid, and the Technical Program Commit- tee led by Marvin Pitkin.
Outstanding speakers have been assembled for the first day of the meeting, April 6. These include at least 10 dignitaries from the private, public and military sec- tors who will speak on "The
Changing World." A panel dis- cussion of all these speakers will conclude the first day. There will be many opportunities for regis- trants to participate in the dis- cussions.
The second and third days,
April 7 and 8, will feature con- current technical sessions, with a variety of papers on "Man/'
Machine Technology" and "New
Directions." These presentations will include papers on computer- aided design, energy, human fac- tors and simulation. The techni- cal portions of the meeting will conclude with two panel discus- sions, one moderated by Phillip
Eisenberg, on "New Directions for Offshore Development," and the other by Wolfgang Reuter, on "Education to Support Ship De- sign and Construction."
An entertaining social program will be provided which will in- clude the President's Reception, the President's Luncheon, and tours to the Kennedy Center and
Session I—Wednesday, April 6.
Theme — "The Changing
Welcoming Address: Walter E.
Schmid, chairman of 1983 Spring
Moderators: Morning session, "Commercial Requirements of the
Eighties," Marvin Pitkin, Tech- nical Program Chairman.
Afternoon session, "National
Requirements of the Eighties,"
Vice Adm. Earl B. Fowler, USN,
Commander Naval Sea Systems
Paper No. 1-1 — "Future Re- quirements of the Offshore Ma- rine Industry" by Carl H. Savit, senior vice president technology,
Western Geophysical Company.
Paper No. 1-2 — "Future Re- quirements of the U.S. Domestic
Marine Industry" by Anthony L.
Kucera, president, American Wa- terways Operators, Inc.
Paper No. 1-3 — "Future Re- quirements of the U.S. Port In- dustry" by J. Ron Brinson, presi- dent, American Association of
Paper No. 1-4 — "Future Re- quirements of Liner Vessels" by
W. James Amoss, president,
Lykes Bros. Steamship Company.
Paper No. 1-5 — "Future Re- quirements of Tank Vessels" by
Frank J. Iarossi, president, Exxon
Paper No. 1-6 — "Future Re- quirements of Bulk Vessels" by
Charles Kiskaddon Jr., president,
Alcoa Steamship Company.
Paper No. 1-7 — "Future Re- quirements of the Maritime In- dustries" by Hon. Harold E.
Shear, Adm. USN (ret.), Mari- time Administrator.
Paper No. 1-8 — "Future Re- quirements of Coast Guard Ves- sels" by Adm. James S. Gracey,
Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard.
Paper No. 1-9 — "Future Re- quirements of Naval Vessels" by
Hon. George A. Sawyer, assistant
Secretary of the Navy, Shipbuild- ing and Logistics.
Session II — Thursday, April 7.
Theme — "Man/Machine Tech- nology"
Moderators—Ronald M. Reese,
Session II-A, and Stuart W.
Thayer, Session II-B.
Paper No. II-A-1—"Recent Ad- vances in Computer Graphics in the Shipyard Industry" by J.
SYNOPSIS: Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in ship- building started with the intro- duction of N/C flame-cutting equipment around 1960. Links between design, manufacturing and administrative computer functions are still few. Turnkey drafting systems now in use com- plement the CAM systems to some extent but faired lines from a CAM system cannot be trans- ferred into a drafting system.
Also, the detail design drawings generated by a drafting system cannot be used for automatic parts generation. This paper dis- cusses the computer software used by the shipbuilding indus- try and areas in which work needs to be done to improve com- puter usage.
Paper No. II-B-1—"Recent Ad- vances in Computer-Based Ship- board Maintenance and Opera- tions Management Systems" by
N. Bassett and J. Rodgers.
SYNOPSIS: This paper describes the development and installation of a shipboard computer system aboard a Great Lakes freighter, which performs maintenance and inventory control functions as well as crew payroll. System de- sign criteria, program operation, and system implementation are discussed in addition to com- ments on crew acceptance.
Paper No. II-A-2—"Recent Ad- vances in Ship Producibility Re- search" by J. DeMartini.
SYNOPSIS: Significant achieve- ments produced by the two ele- ments of the Ship Producibility
Program, (1) the National Ship- building Standards Program (NSRP), and (2) the Shipbuild- ing Industrial Engineering Pro- gram are highlighted. As part of the National Shipbuilding Re- search Program, these two pro- grams, organized under the
SNAME Ship Production Com- mittee, continue to contribute to the NSRP's goal of reduced ship- building costs and construction time and help to provide a sound (continued on page 23) 18 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News