Venue: La Spezia, Italy
CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstract Deadline 7 Sep 2005
The modern yacht, motor cruiser, cruise ship or passenger ferry is the product of a dialogue between the engineer as the ship and systems designer who is primarily concerned with function and performance, and the marine designer who is concerned with both interior and exterior form and style. Such dialogue is essential if the inevitable conflicts between the technical and aesthetic aspects of design are to be avoided, and full advantage taken of advances in materials, computer modelling, construction techniques and equipment. For example, stronger materials and more advanced construction techniques mean that structural material can be reduced allowing greater freedom of design. Advanced computer modelling allows different layouts to be compared at a preliminary stage, thereby allowing novel concepts to be comprehensively tested. Such advances and other have given designers greater freedom and the ability to meet the increasingly demanding specifications of yacht and passenger ship owners.
This unique conference will bring together all those concerned with the design, construction, equipment supply and operation to present recent developments and discuss how they impact on the design of such vessels.
Papers are invited on the following topics:
- Design tools
- Production, construction and manufacturing technology
- Design management
- Project management
- Equipments and systems
- Passenger facilities
- Noise and vibration
- Lighting and air conditioning
- Current and future legislation
- Education and training for marine designers