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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. 

Mr. Jeffrey E. Beach

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1984
Mr. Jeffrey E. Beach
For his significant contributions to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

In recognition of outstanding and exceptional achievement in research leading to the development of new and innovative structural experimental techniques and analysis methods.

Jeffrey E. Beach has developed methods and procedures which have advanced the state of the art and have been employed to analyze and solve specific fleet structural integrity problems. Lifetime loading estimated, structural analysis methods and fatigue and fracture analysis have been integrated into a generalized approach for structural integrity assessment that has heretofore been unavailable to the ship side of the Navy. These methods, based on life cycle tests of ship components and large models constructed from a complete range of alloys, have provided for the Navy for the first time the ability to predict quantified failure probabilities in ships’ structures. Topside and hull structural problems related to aluminum fatigue, hull girder ultimate strength of conventional steel hulls, and high strength steel girders with weld defects have all been analyzed and optimal solutions provided which achieved desired reliability with minimum cost and impact on ship availability. Mr. Beach’s personal research has provided benefits to the U.S. Navy as well as to friendly foreign navies. These benefits take the form of millions of dollars saved in ship overhaul and repair while ensuring the structural integrity of our ships.

Mr. Beach’s dedication and his technical and leadership abilities in this pioneering work not only have brought great credit to himself and to the U.S. Navy’s engineering community, but also have advanced this Nation’s technological resources and therefore make him fully deserving of selection for the Solberg Award for 1984.