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Welcome to the Modern Naval Vessel Design Evaluation Tool website.  This is a site that I have been putting together for many years to address issues related to the early stage design of modern (post WWII) warships.

In general, for early stage ship design, naval architects often make use of various graphs, curves, charts, equations and/or algorithims to help them estimate the characteristics of a proposed design.  There are many well regarding naval architectural refefence books, articles, papers, and theses available which summarize many of these estimation techniques.  However, often there can be multiple different potential equations or algortithms available for estimating certain aspects of a design and it is not always  easy to assess  which method may be most applicable to the type of vessel that you are interested in.

As such, I have been using this website as a location where I can store the technical data that I have collected on numerous post WWII warship designs, and compare that data to different estimating techniques to help provide guidance on which equations/algorithms, etc may be most applicable to these type vessels.

Based on this I have worked to develop a set of very basic spreadsheets that combine alot of the information that I have collected to allow a user to
  • investigate existing naval vessels (for instance to estimate approximate weights, costs, attainable speeds, or other similar things), or
  • try and develop his or her own concept designs.
I am currently in the process of re-organizing this website into one section specfically for conventional displacement monohull type combatant warships such as corvettes, frigates, destroyers and cruisers, and another section for large monohull vessels, whose primary mission is to operate helicopters, tilt rotor aircraft, or fixed wing aircraft.   Eventually, I hope to also explore developing a similar sub-site to address submurible type vessels (ie, submarines).

Disclaimer: I've collected all the data discussed on these pages from open/public domain sources over a 20+ year period.  Some of the discussion contained on these pages are my best interpretation of this data and I hope what I have posted is correct, but I can't guarantee its accuracy, so please proceed with caution with everything you might see on these pages.

Notes: This website has been developed with a number of low cost or free programs including Hot Metal Pro, KompoZer and Da Button Factory.com

Rev 6-22-19