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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. 

Ship Seakeeping and Small Boat Dynamics
Instructor: Dr. Edward Lewandowski
Location: The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (MITAGS), Room A300, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952
Associated Event: Launch and Recovery 2016

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Date: 15 November 2016
Time: 0800 - 1200 Eastern

Instructor Bio: Dr. Ed Lewandowski, Defense Group Fellow at CSRA (formerly CSC Advanced Marine center), Washington, D.C. Dr. Lewandowski has 30 years of experience in conducting theoretical and experimental hydrodynamic studies with particular expertise in ship seakeeping and maneuvering.

Course Description: In conjunction with the Launch and Recovery Symposium, the Ship Seakeeping and Small Boat Dynamics course delivers a basic understanding of ship motions in a seaway, with particular emphasis on the impact on launch and recovery operations. Participant outcomes include the ability to develop or assess seakeeping performance requirements relating to launch and recovery, and understanding the advantages and limitations of available prediction methodologies.

The course will cover the following basic concepts:

1. Response of the "mother ship" in waves; effect of speed, heading, sea state
2. Ship stern motions and ramp/well dynamics related to stern launch and recovery
3. Dynamics of small boats approaching a ship and lying alongside in waves
4. Small boat dynamics in the wake of a ship
5. Ship and boat operating strategies for launch and recovery
6. Available analysis tools for this subject area and their limitations

Professional Development Hours (PDH's): 4

Course Level: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Enrollment Fee:

Member - $275
Non-Member - $350


Please contact ASNE Senior Education Manager, Ms. Erica Smedley Cox, at (703) 836-6727 or ecox@navalengineers.org


*Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions. Undergraduate students may be eligible for a reduced rate.