Naval Ship Preliminary Arrangements for Operability and Reduced Vulnerability
Stevens, Andrew Patrick
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This thesis presents a process and tool that generates representative preliminary ship models and arrangements for use in vulnerability analysis in the Concept and Requirements Exploration (CandRE) process used at Virginia Tech. CandRE uses a Multi-Objective Genetic Optimization (MOGO) to explore the design space for non-dominated ship design solutions based on design effectiveness, risk, and cost. Vulnerability is assessed as part of the CandRE using a Preliminary Arrangements and Vulnerability (PAandV) model. Representative ship arrangements for specified combinations of ship system options are created based on operability needs, ship mission needs, and improved vulnerability. These are then analyzed for vulnerability and are used to calculate a representative Overall Measure of Vulnerability (OMOV) which is used to calculate the Overall Measure of Effectiveness (OMOE) in the MOGO.
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