Modular Ship Design Analysis

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Enemies, threats such as anti-ship missiles, speed boats, submarines, shore-based cruise missiles, littoral threats, sea mines, ballistic missiles, or asymmetric threats, missions/operations, technologies alter drastically. They require new capabilities for naval vessels. Modularity provides necessary quality attributes, reduced operational downtime, reduced shipbuilding costs, decreased construction time and many more military benefits that minimize the challenges faced. This study examines Modular Ship Designs within the resiliency context. Military benefits of modular fashion are detailed since naval forces can benefit in many aspects of modular structures. For 21th century, warships are expected to respond to changing conditions in operational environment. They must be resilient against a great …show more content…
There are interface connections for the various mission containers within the Modular Platform Concept. MOPCO is mounted on shock-resistant platform as shown in Figure 6 on appendix. MEKO concept developes cheap, customizable ships for world navies. Modular Ship Techologies for MEKO rely on the set of weapons, electronic functional units and ship platforms. STANFLEX concept allows interchangeable combinations of modules. STANFLEX concept allows the ships to change their roles from surveillance to warfares such as surface, anti-submarine, mine countermeasures. Modular Ship Techologies for STANFLEX center on the set of weapons. [6]
SIGMA combines identical units. It forms modular lay out of systems throughout the entire ship. The hull used in this concept is modular. Modular design concept is based on 5 modules. Flight deck, dock, propulsion systems, accommodation are the examples for the basis for SIGMA concept. The standard modules can be applied across the entire product family of ships. Modular Ship Techologies for SIGMA focus on the modular hull ship as shown in Figure 7 on appendix.[7]
4. Military Benefits of Modular

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