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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. 

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

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


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


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2000 as set forth in the following: 

The paper, "Submarine Hull Form Optimization Case Study Using Parametric Relationships, a Ducted Lifting-Line model, and a Genetic Algorithm," was published in the Naval Engineers Journal of November 2000. The paper is a case study evaluating the benefits of full stern submarines. First the authors conducted a parametric-based arrangement study using estimates of volume, area, and weight, as well as machinery configuration requirements. From these arrangements approximate required stern fullness and length to diameter ratios for enclosing the arrangements were determined. The variants having the best parametric-based maximum speed were then used as inputs to the hydrodynamic/optimization technique, which employs a ducted lifting-line propeller code. This code is used as an evaluator module for a multi-objective (Pareto) genetic algorithm. Two resulting optimal variants (full and tapered) were selected according to their similarity to those of the arrangements study. Using power coefficients generated by the propeller code, maximum submarine speeds were calculated. The authors determined that potential benefits exist for submarines with non-traditional, fuller sterns, namely: higher submerged speed and greater power efficiency.

While the authors concede that their conclusions are not definitive, their study demonstrates that there is reason to support a more thorough analysis and possibly an experimental testing program. This paper is definitely in the tradition of advancing the knowledge and practice of naval engineering and in keeping with the highest standards of the Naval Engineers Journal. The authors are indeed worthy of the Society's 2000 "Jimmy" Hamilton Award.