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Mr. Mukti is a PhD candidate at the Design Research Centre-MRG, Department of Mechanical Engineering University College London. He researches and develops a novel approach utilising the application of network theory and the UCL Design Building Block methodology for better understanding the impact of different distributed systems decisions in the early stage design of Physically Large and Complex (PL&C) Products. He was recently awarded as one of the Best Flash PhD Presenters from the UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests include Complex Products Design, Deepwater Subsea Riser & Pipelines Design, and Autonomous Marine Vehicles Technology both for the defence industry as well as commercial-civilian applications.
Physically Large and Complex Products (PL&C) such as offshore oil rigs and naval ships, including submarine at the extreme of dense outfitting, have highly complex interconnected and interdependent Distributed Ship Service Systems (DS3). Submarine DS3 can have a significant impact on boat cost and performance and configurational options should be explored and assessed in early stage design to allow a more effective design input to requirement elucidation. Submarine DS3 are however very difficult to examine in early stage design and thus methods need to be developed to reduce this difficulty. The research aims to develop an integrated DS3 synthesis method that facilitates the exploratory consideration of important DS3 aspects in early stage design for a better understanding of the DS3 requirements for a new submarine design option and their impact on that design, develop a distributed submarine service systems synthesis approach that utilises the advantages of a 3-dimensional submarine synthesis and a 3-dimensional informed dialogue with stakeholders, and develop mathematical models of network flow programming representing the nature of the design of the distinctly different submarine distributed systems. (M. H. Mukti, R. J. Pawling, C. Savage, and D. J. Andrews, “Distributed Ship Service Systems Architecture in the Early Stages of Physically Large and Complex Products,” in ICCAS International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019)