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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 

Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub and Kwan-Ling Lai

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub and Kwan-Ling Lai


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 1992 as set forth in the following: 

The paper, "Structural Reliability Assessment with Ambiguity and Vagueness in Failure" in the May 1992 issue of the Naval Engineers Journal is a significant contribution to the literature in the field of naval engineering.  It easily meets all the selection criteria, particularly in its originality and quality of presentation, making it worthy of recognition by the Society.

The application of vagueness to structural failure through the use of fuzzy sets and systems has the potential for significantly enhancing structural reliability methods.  The authors have developed methodology using this approach that establishes a sound foundation for further development and adaptation to the naval engineering environment.

In promoting the advancement of the state-of-the-art through its complete, well structured presentation, this paper epitomizes the mission of the Society and the Naval Engineers Journal.  It constitutes a definite contribution to the naval engineering profession and to its literature and is indeed worthy to receive the 1992 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award.