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Design Spiral

  • Xiafei MaEmail author
  • Wei Ping
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_63-1



Design spiral mostly describes the construction process of submersible design, including AUV, ROV, HOV/HROV, ARV/MS, Glider, Deep Tow System, Lander, ADS, DSRV, Rescue Bell, and Deep float design. Design spiral is often used in preliminary design process of submersible up to submersible tender. It elaborates sequence of design steps and uses sequential cyclical approach and iterative process with increasing complexity to result in single feasible submersible with economically reliable tender. It is rule-based and is subject to univariate systematic variation with constraints.

Scientific Fundamentals

Basic Definitions About the Design Process

Evans introduced the concept of design spiral in 1959, which represents the sequential and iterative aspects of the process.

Spiral is used to depicts sequential, cyclical decision...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University Underwater Engineering Insititute Co., Ltd.ShanghaiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Weicheng Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Hadal Science and Technology Research CenterShanghai Ocean UniversityShanghaiChina