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The preliminary design of a small craft can be computerized by a formulation based on optimization, and new design nodes such as crew safety or acceleration levels can be included in the preliminary design
(Akinturk 1997). In addition, it is shown that an integrated technical computing environment, such as MATLAB, can be used for the preliminary small craft design, and ergonomic criteria can be included in
the design process. This design process, referred to in the text as ''MATSHIP,'' can be easily implemented in design offices. In addition to the preliminary design parameters, which MATSHIP calculates,
it obtains a new operational parameter for the permissible ship speed in a sea state for a set ceiling level of crew safety.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2002
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