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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. 

Course Description

The new environmental regulations require ships near major ports around the world turn off dirty fuel engines and use clean energy. This includes small and big ships, tugboats, and ferries between two cities. One option is fuel cells using stored hydrogen. Another option for small boats is batteries charged by solar power. These clean power options require electric propulsion.

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Logistical Information

Instructor: Dr. Mukund Patel
Location: Hampton Inn Baltimore/Glen Burnie, held in conjunction with MACC 2018 and the Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) for Small Craft program
Date: 7/17/2018
Time: 0800-1700 (1 hour lunch break, lunch not included)
Professional Development Hours (PDHs): 8 Hours
Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Course Outline

The course will briefly cover the following topics as they apply to electric propulsion of ships, large and small:
1. Ship emission regulations and clean energy options
2. Electric prolusion systems for ships
3. Electrical power equipment (AC Generator, Motors, and Transformers)
4. Power electronics (Rectifiers, Inverters, and Variable Frequency Motor Drives)
5. Various electrochemical batteries, their performance and operating characteristics
6. Various Fuel cells, their performance and operating characteristics for max power
7. Solar photovoltaic cells and arrays, their performance and operating characteristics
in various sun intensities and temperatures
8. Questions and Answers during the presentation and also at the end

Registration Information

Capacity: 15
Enrollment Fee: Member $300, Non-Member $400
Terms and Conditions

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Instructor Biography

Mukund R. Patel, PhD, PE, received his PhD degree in electrical power engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Since 1997, he is a Professor at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in electrical power.
From 1967 to 1997, he worked in companies like General Electric (Principal Engineer), Westinghouse Research Center (Fellow Engineer), Lockheed Martin Space Division (Senior Staff Engineer) and Siemens (Development Manager). He has been teaching 1-day and 3-day courses in electrical power at IEEE, NASA, ASNE, GE and other corporations.
Dr. Patel is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Senior Life Member of IEEE, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Professional Electrical Engineer in Pennsylvania, Charter Mechanical Engineer in UK, and Associate Editor of an International Journal of Solar Energy.
He has published over 50 research papers and five books, including “Shipboard Electrical Power Systems” and “Shipboard Propulsion, Power Electronics and Ocean Energy”.