By James Harmon Ward, Sir Howard Douglas
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Where a mountaintop just comes up to the elevation of the contour). , where a level plateau occurs at the elevation of the contour. Contours are highly useful as visualization tools. For this purpose it is usual to generate a family of contours with equally spaced values of F. Families of contours also provide a simple representation of a solid volume, adequate for some analysis purposes. Thus, transverse sections (contours of the longitudinal coordinate X) are the most common way of representing the vessel envelope as a solid, for purposes of hydrostatic analysis.
For example, in the cleat design, strength of materials calculations can be included, so the proportions of the different parts of the cleat adjust themselves to provide adequate strength at each size. Also, the fact that bolts come in standard sizes could be included in a variational model, which might then select the smallest available bolt size that meets strength criteria, and size the bolt holes accordingly. 4 Feature-Based Solid Modeling. Feature-based solid modeling combines elements of CSG and B-rep solid modeling to produce a high-level solids design system.
In some cases, the molded surface will be the actual exterior surface of the hull, but more often it is a simplified or idealized surface whose choice is strongly influenced by the construction method. The molded surface usually excludes any local protrusions from the hull, such as keel, strakes, chines, and guards. When the vessel is constructed as a skin over frames, the molded surface is usually defined as the inside of skin, outside of frames; this is the case for both metal and wood construction.
A manual of naval tactics: together with a brief critical analysis of the principal modern naval battles by James Harmon Ward, Sir Howard Douglas