Concept Design

image001The Gibbs & Cox Concept Design services process involves the development of ship design alternatives (also referred to as options or variants) based on client requirements wherein a set of top level requirements is translated into multiple ship definitions to the extent necessary to evaluate technical feasibility, cost, and performance.  These efforts involve the complete early-phase definition of the ship including:


  • Principal characteristics
  • Hullform
  • General arrangements
  • Weight estimates (usually at the one digit SWBS level)
  • Speed-power and endurance calculations


Examples of recent concept design projects include:

  • Focused Mission High Speed Ship Concept Study
  • Air Warfare Destroyer Concept Study
  • Afloat Forward Staging Base
  • Ship to Shore Connector