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Author Chybowski, Leszek
Affiliation Maritime University of Szczecin, Faculty of Marine Engineering 1-2 Wały Chrobrego St., 70-500 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail l.chybowski@am.szczecin.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2421
Abstract The Miniature Dwarfs method is one of the tools used by the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) used in the process of modelling and seeking solutions to conflicting situations. This article describes the origin of the Miniature Dwarfs method. The process flow of the usage of the Miniature Dwarfs method was presented both in its original version, suggested by Altshuller, as well as in its recently modified version. The usage of the Miniature Dwarfs method was presented here to minimize the marine hull resistance of a passenger ship in the conflicting situation, where there is a simultaneous necessity to provide both large ship capacity as well as high speed. The issue and the conflicting situation were both presented and modelled. The Operational zone and Operational time were described and modelled with the use of the Miniature Dwarfs method before and during the Conflict, and the desired situation. The search of the potential solutions was carried out with the use of miniature dwarfs; the findings were interpreted with respect to the system under analysis and the stated technical issues. Imagined situations described in individual diagrams are included in the issue under investigation. Selected solutions to the problem were presented. The advantages of the method were indicated and presented as an addition to other methods used in the process of designing new engineering solutions.
Pages 28–34
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords modelling
Keywords TRIZ
Keywords Miniature Dwarfs
Keywords Method of Little Men
Keywords MLM
Keywords mental inertia
Keywords abstraction
Keywords marine propulsion system
Keywords passenger vessel
Title The usage of the Miniature Dwarfs method in the improvement of passenger ship construction
Type Original scientific article
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 7
Tables 0
DOI 10.17402/227
Published 2017-09-27
Accepted 2017-08-28
Recieved 2017-08-28


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