Design services provided by Gibbs & Cox rely on an experienced team of marine, mechanical, and engineering specialists. This work involves a wide range of activities, beginning with concept and feasibility design and continues through detailed design, construction support, life-cycle support and into ship-alt design for service-life extensions.
Gibbs & Cox applies the fundamentals of system engineering processes to all of our projects.
As a full service, multi-discipline engineering and design services provider, we are uniquely qualified to not only support the identification and definition of requirements, but also complete the selection of appropriate verification, validation means and integration.
G&C’s experience in advanced high-performance ships and craft involves early phase development, which includes total ship design and the development of algorithms and other basic technology for input to the design process.
Gibbs & Cox continues to be in the forefront of Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) system development and technology improvements. We have expert understanding of the detailed design challenges that exist when implementing new technologies in the demanding naval combatant environment. Our experience and expertise in this field allows us to identify design features that, when incorporated, will make the developmental systems easier to integrate into the ship.
Gibbs & Cox has supported the advanced technological development of:
Gibbs & Cox routinely supports tests and trials for government and industry (commercial) clients.
This support is performed in a variety of environments, including:
Participation in tests and trials enables our engineering personnel to identify operational issues and resolve them on the spot.
Gibbs & Cox has a history of evolving ship system designs from early-stage feasibility studies to fully engineered and designed systems created in 3D modeling environments and documented by detailed fabrication drawings and calculations.
The key to our success in functional system development is the application of a phased-development process, where the level of detail associated with the system design is gradually increased for each successive design product before the start of detailed design.
This process has been successfully executed on every Gibbs & Cox total ship detailed design program, and features the development of a variety of design and engineering products, including:
Gibbs & Cox utilizes an extensive software suite as part of our functional system development process.
Our software suite ranges from graphics tools such as 2-D AutoCAD, computer-aided design and 3D modeling tools such as AutoCAD, Intergraph Smart 3D, Ship Constructor; and engineering analysis tools such as Pipe-Flo, Shaft Designer, MatLAB Simulink, and CAESAR II.
We have applied our functional system development process to a number of recent programs, including: