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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 Shaun P. Hayes, USN

Award: "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


LCDR Shaun P. Hayes, USN


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2012 as set forth in the following CITATION:

The paper “Modeling and Simulation Methods for Assessing the Error in Ground Reaction Estimates of a Stranded Vessel” was published in the Naval Engineers Journal, December 2012, Volume 124, Number 4. The paper provides a clear and well-reasoned discussion of the author’s exceptional work in developing a more effective and more timely method of addressing the most critical technical challenge for the salvage of a stranded vessel, the estimation of ground reaction.

The author developed a process for using stochastic modeling and simulation to provide better methods for assessing, conveying, and planning for the error in ground reaction estimates. His work included the development of a macro to automate the variation of input values and output results, modeling a selected salvage scenario in a salvage response software program, and modeling the variation of input values. These efforts were combined into a stochastic model, and numerous simulation runs were executed, with results verified through statistical and operational means.

This new method surpasses previous efforts to assess and convey estimates of ground reaction for a stranded vessel. In addition, the research proved the efficacy of using statistical analysis of stochastic simulation results to assess and convey the error in estimates, at a specified confidence level within an operationally significant time frame.

LCDR Hayes demonstrated superior knowledge of the subject matter and effectively communicated the results to a wide audience. His research provides significant value to the practice of salvage engineering, and points the way toward further improvement. LCDR Shaun P. Hayes is highly deserving of the Society’s 2012 “Jimmie” Hamilton Award.