Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Concept Design

  • Min ZhaoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_59-1



Concept design is the first part of basic design, followed by preliminary design. It turns the mission requirements into the characteristics of the systems, developing two or more design alternatives from which a design is selected in accordance with specified criteria.

Scientific Fundamentals

Concept design is the first part of basic design, followed by preliminary design. In general, according to E. E. Allmendinger ( 1990), it often involves the following stages:
  1. 1.

    Development of performance requirements, or system capabilities, from the mission requirements.

  2. 2.

    Determination of the principal characteristics of the systems required to achieve these capabilities, which enable new construction systems to be designed and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Ocean EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Weicheng Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Hadal Science and TechnologyShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina