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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

 The ASNE Journal Committee annually recommends that the author(s) of the best original technical paper, published in Naval Engineers Journal during that award year, receive the "Jimmie" Hamilton Award, presented annually since 1967. The bases for selection are the professionalism of subject matter, depth of treatment, importance and lasting value, clarity of composition and style, and individual effort.





Dr. Douglas Van Bossuyt, PH.D; Mr. Andrew Machamer; CDR Mark M. Rhoades, USN (Ret.) “Optimizing the Periodicity of Preventative Maintenance Inspection Based on Historical Reliability Data for Naval Steam Condensers.”


Dr. Mark A. Parsons, Dr. Mustafa Y. Kara, and Dr. Alan J. Brown, CAPT, USN (Ret.) Refinement of a Mission, Power, and Energy System Architecture Flow Optimization Method and Tool for Surface Ship Concept Design.


Dr. James C. Dowd, PE, Michael E. Fitzgerald, PE Rethinking Propulsion Machinery Instrumentation for Autonomous Operations


Agnieta Habben Jansen, Peter de Vos, Etienne Duchateau, Douwe Stapersma, Hans Hopman, Bart van Oers, Austin A. Kana A Framework for Vulnerability Reduction in Early Stage Design of Naval Ship Systems


Dr. Colen G. Kennell Almost 47 Years - A Naval Engineer’s Career


Robert G. Keane, Jr., Peter E. Jaquith, CAPT Barry F. Tibbitts, USN (Ret.), Timothy Mierzwicki, Jeffrey J. Hough, Dr. Joseph T. (Tim) Arcano, Jr. Rapid Warship Acquisition: A Case for Fundamental Change in Design and Acquisition Policy


Robert G. Keane, Jr., Timothy Mierzwicki, and Glen Grogan Designing Out Complexity Early: A Path to Affordable Flexible Warships


James E. Rogal, Abhay Tase, Raphael D. Lockett and Philip C. Koenig Analyzing and Forecasting Overhead Costs in U.S. Naval Shipbuilding


Dr. Norbert Doerry and Martina Sibley

Monetizing Risk and Risk Mitigation


Malone, Michael L.; Trost, Christopher S.; Firestone, Courtney; Mullen, Tom; Krebs, William K.

Maximizing Value Across the Lifecycle of Long-lived Capital-intensive Assets


Dr. Tomasz Abramowski

Application of Artificial Intelligence Methods to Preliminary Design of Ships and Ship Performance Optimization


LCDR Shaun P. Hayes, USN

“Modeling and Simulation Methods for Assessing the Error in Ground Reaction Estimates of a Stranded Vessel”


Mr. Joseph M. Bradley, Mr. William J. Dalton, Ms. Christy Goff, RDML(SEL) Michael Jabaley, USN, Mr. Charles McNamara, Mr. Christopher S. Trost

Maximizing Platform Value: Increasing VIRGINIA Class Deployments


CDR Joshua J. LaPenna, USN

Surfacing Rescue Container Concept Design for Trident Submarines: Rethinking Submarine Search and Rescue


Mr. James D. Moreland, Jr.

Structuring a Flexible, Affordable Naval Force to Meet Strategic Demand in the 21st Century


Dr. Alan Brown and LT Justin Strock, USCG

Methods for Naval Ship Concept and Propulsion Technology Exploration in a CGX Case Study


Dr. Nita Lewis Miller and Robert Firehammer

Avoiding a Second Hollow Force: The Case for Including Crew Endurance Factors in the Afloat Staffing Policies of the U.S. Navy


Mr. John E. Tessaro, Mr. Ray M. Calfo and Mr. Matt B. Smith 

High-Speed Generators for Power-Dense, Medium-Power, Gas Turbine Generator Sets


CAPT Norbert Doerry, USN

Zonal Ship Design


Mr. John C. Hootman and Dr. Cliff Whitcomb

A Military Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making Framework for Naval Ship Design and Acquisition


Mr. Gabor Karafiath, Mr. Donald McCallum and Dr. Dane Hendrix

Designing Navy Hull Forms for Fuel Economy


Dr. Unyime O. Akpan, Dr. Tamunoiyala S. Koko, Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub, and Timothy E. Dunbar

Reliability Assessment of Corroding Ship Hull Structure


Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub, Dr. Ibrahim A. Assakkaf, Dr. David Pl Kihl, and Michael W. Sieve

Reliability-Design Guidelines for Fatigue of Ship Structures


CDR Stephen P. Markle, USN, P.E.; and Sean E. Gill

T-AKE: Acquiring the Environmentally Sound Ship of the 21st Century


Dr. Gilberto F. M. de Souza and Dr. Bilal Ayyub, P.E.

Probabilistic Fatigue Life Prediction for Ship Structures Using Fracture Mechanics


LCDR Chris L. Warren, USN and CDR Mark W. Thomas, USN

Submarine Hull Form Optimization Case Study Using Parametric Relationships, a Ducted Lifting-Line model, and a Genetic Algorithm


Mr. Dominic S. Cusanelli and Lowry Hundley

Stern Flap Powering Performance on a Spruance Class Destroyer: Ship Trials and Model Experiments


Diane Burton, Jan de Kat, Rubin Sheinberg, and Peter Minnick

Extreme Motion Analysis and Simulation for Ship Design and Operations


Mr. Craig A. Nickol

Future Naval Aircraft and Aircraft Carrier Design: A Study of Aircraft/Ship Interface


Mr. William A. Hockberger

Total System Ship Design in a Supersystem Framework


Kurt Yankaskas and Tom Slotwinski

Acoustic Characteristics of T-AGOS 19 Class SWATH Ships


Dr. Armin W. Troesch and LTJG John D. Hicks, USCG

The Efficient Use of Simulation in Planing Hull Motion Analysis


Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub and Kwan-Ling Lai

Structural Reliability Assessment with Ambiguity and Vagueness in Failure


John D. Adams and Walter F. Beverly

Technical Evaluation of the SES-200 High Length-to-Beam Surface Effect Ship


Dr. James V. Jolliff and Dr. David L. Green

Advanced Integrated Electric Propulsion — A Reality of the Eighties


Mr. Roy J. Biondi and Mr. Bradford E. Kruger

The Unimast Concept — A Major Departure in Shipboard Radar Antenna Installation Philosophy


Dr. Carl T. Zovko

Several Unusual Propulsion Systems


CAPT James L. McVoy, USN (Ret.)

Prediction of a Submarine's Trajectory by an Approximate Solution of it's Equation of Motion


LCDR Stephen R. Olson, USN

An Evaluation of the Seakeeping Qualities of Naval Combatants


LCDR Henry W. Schab, USN (Ret) and George F. Wilhelmi

Glass Rienforced Plastic (GRP) Piping For Shipboard Application


Mr. Jack W. Abbott and Mr. Charles M. Atchison

Pneumatics — An Analysis for Auxiliary Power Use


Mr. Peter A. Gale

Margins in Naval Surface Ship Design


LCDR W. Lawrence Fulton, II, USN

Essential Manning — Its Impact on Destroyer Design, Operation and Maintenance


LCDR Clark Graham, USN

The Operator and Engineer Partners In Naval Ship Design


Mr. Reuven Leopold, CAPT Edward C. Svendsen, USN (Ret.) and Mr. Harvey C. Kloehn

Warship Design Combat Subsystem Integration — A Complex Problem Unnecessarily Complicated


Dr. Marcel J.E. Golay

Underwater Arctic Oil Transport


Mr. John J. Nachtsheim and CDR L. Dennis Ballou, USN

Present Status of Computer-Aided Ship Design and Construction — Is That All There Is?


LCDR Jack W. Lewis, USCG

Some Aspects of the Design of Diesel Electric Icebreaker Propulsion Systems


LT Eugene A. Silva, USNR (Ret.)

Welding Processes in the Deep Ocean


Mr. Benjamin W. Lankford, Jr.

The Structural Design of the ASR Catamaran Cross-Structure