Preliminary design of a submersible is a stage of the design of a submersible. The process of the design of a submersible may be referred to in chronological order as the (1) pre-design, (2) design, and (3) post-design, and then the design process is composed of three design phases: (1) basic design, (2) contract design, and (3) detail design. The basic design consists of concept design and preliminary design stages, and preliminary design is the second stage of basic design. Starting with baseline data provided by the selected concept design(s), preliminary design refines and firms up the significant characteristics of systems, constraint, and relative cost estimates. Consequently, it provides a precise definition of the mission...
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