Research on Intelligent Design of Luxury Yacht
Unified model-driven and intelligent collaborative design has gradually become a new paradigm in luxury yacht design as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are gaining global momentum. This paper aims to initiate a research framework to systematically study feasibilities and challenges in developing and implementing this new paradigm. As the first step of this grand research endeavor, the paper investigates the state-of-the-art technological infrastructure to digitalization and automation in yacht production design, and conducts theoretic analysis of data integration and synergistic design collaboration as the backbone to this data-intensive, intelligent and collaborative design approach. The paper then conjectures the possible development trend of luxury yacht production in the intelligent design and manufacturing environment, and lays out a foundation to future research. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.