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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. 

Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1994
Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu's work has involved pioneering research in the hydroelasticity mechanisms of complex surface ship and submarine structures, and he has played a prominent role in accelerating successful application of this advanced technology in ship design. His achievements in theoretical and applied research have resulted in the identification of certain acoustically-relevant vibration and wave propagation physical mechanisms which occur on ship hulls and can be numerically modeled.

Dr. Liu has developed novel and unique computational tools which have permitted new understanding of hull radiation characteristics and mechanisms. Many of the numerical models he developed have been verified and put into practice. In support of the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Submarine Technology Program, he organized and managed a substantial research project to determine the sources and mechanisms of low frequency submarine acoustic radiation. He successfully developed and implemented new full-scale measurement techniques which provide required data to assess and understand the physics of low-frequency acoustic phenomena and complement his computer models. Many new measurement and analysis techniques were developed and successfully utilized during full-scale submarine experiments to identify and confirm hydroelasticity mechanisms. Dr. Liu's extensive knowledge of structural acoustics physics and his innovative capabilities for design evaluation are well known and valued by Navy communities.

Dr. Liu enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the field of structural acoustics. His work meets the highest scientific standards, and he holds a position of high distinction in engineering research and development. He is most worthy to receive the Solberg Award for 1994.