Exploration of solution path dependencies with a polynomial model


Path selection is defined as the order in which design activities are chosen to be performed, and it plays a critical role in determining a project’s need for rework as well as the effectiveness of the final design. In this paper, a four-step, polynomial model is introduced to demonstrate the impact that different solution paths have on meeting design requirements. Quantifiable path knowns are then contemplated with the goal of guiding path selection before beginning any design activities or making any decisions. For the explored paths and inputs, the results showcase the frequency of individual and collective variable success. With the initial findings, plans are set to expand the polynomial model to include more maritime design tools.

6th International Conference on Maritime Technology