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Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1996. Shipbuilding Technology and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5064.
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Acronyms


ABC

activity-based costing

ABET

Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASEE

American Society for Engineering Education

ASTM

American Society for Testing and Materials

ATC

Affordability Through Commonality (NAVSEA program)


BMP

Best Manufacturing Practices (U.S. Navy program)


CAD/CAM

computed-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing

CCF

Capital Construction Fund (fedeal shipbuilding assistance program)

CDS

Construction Differential Subsidy (federal shipbuilding assistance program)

CIRRs

commercial interest reference rates

CNC

computer numerical control


DWT

deadweight ton


FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulations


GRT

gross registered ton


IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IMO

International Maritime Organization

ISO

International Standards Organization

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1996. Shipbuilding Technology and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5064.
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LAN

local area network

LNG

liquid natural gas (carried by special ships)

LOTS

logistics over the shore


MANTECH

Manufacturing Technology program

MARAD

Maritime Administration

MARITECH

Maritime Systems Technology program (ARPA program)

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MSNAP

Merchant Ship Naval Augmentation Program


NA&ME

naval architecture, marine engineering, and ocean engineering

NAVSEA

Naval Sea Systems Command

NC

numerically controlled

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NMEI

National Maritime Enhancement Institute

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPV

net present value

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSRP

National Shipbuilding Research Program


OBO

oil, bulk, or ore carriers

ODS

Operating Differential Subsidy (federal ship operation assistance program)

OECD

Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

ONR

Office of Naval Research


R&D

research and development

RO/RO

roll-on/roll-off unitized cargo ship


SBD

system-based design

SNAME

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

SSC

Ship Structure Committee

SSTDP

Sealift Ship Technology Development Program

SWATH

small waterplane area twin hull


TAG

Technical Advisory Group

TRP

Technology Reinvestment Project (ARPA)


UNO

University of New Orleans


VLCC

very large crude carrier


WAN

wide area network

Suggested Citation:"Acronyms." National Research Council. 1996. Shipbuilding Technology and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5064.
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The U.S. shipbuilding industry now confronts grave challenges in providing essential support of national objectives. With recent emphasis on renewal of the U.S. naval fleet, followed by the defense builddown, U.S. shipbuilders have fallen far behind in commercial ship construction, and face powerful new competition from abroad. This book examines ways to reestablish the U.S. industry, to provide a technology base and R&D infrastructure sustaining both commercial and military goals.

Comparing U.S. and foreign shipbuilders in four technological areas, the authors find that U.S. builders lag most severely in business process technologies, and in technologies of new products and materials. New advances in system technologies, such as simulation, are also needed, as are continuing developments in shipyard production technologies. The report identifies roles that various government agencies, academia, and, especially, industry itself must play for the U.S. shipbuilding industry to attempt a turnaround.

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