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Current Uses of FEA in Shipbuilding

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was developed in the Aircraft Industry in the late 1950's as a way of handling the more complex structures that were evolving. Finite Element analysis has been used in the maritime industry for many years. Lloyds Register

 

Surface Effect Ship Margaret Jill Christened In New Orleans

The Surface Effect Ship M/V Margaret Jill, built by Bell Halter Inc., was recently christened by her namesake, Mrs. Margaret Jill Hart, wife of an Offshore GAC Services, Ltd. executive. The ceremony was conducted aboard the vessel, which was docked

Halter Launches Its First Giant Catamaran Tug

The first 133-foot catamaran tug (Catug) built by Halter Marine, Inc. was launched recently at the company's Chickasaw, Ala., division. Scheduled for delivery in November, the giant twin-hulled craft will sail to Sparrows Point, Md., where she

Third Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium Attracts Over 500 Engineers And Enthusiasts

Snow and icy streets failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 500 people who recently gathered in Annapolis, Md., at Key Auditorium, St. John's College, for the Third Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium. Papers were limited to only eight this year,

Navy Awards Boeing $178 Million To Build Missile Firing Boats

Boeing Marine Systems (BMS), Renton, Wash., has announced the signing of a $178-million U.S. Navy contract for production of five Patrol Hydrofoil Missileships (PHMs). Work will begin immediately on the scheduled five-year program. Boeing Marine Systems,

SNAME SPRING MEETING/ STAR SYMPOSIUM

Portland, Oregon—May 21-23 The 11th Spring Meeting/STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held at the Red Lion Inn/ Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., May 21-23. The theme of this year's symposium is "Looking to the 90s.

Nathan Friedland loins Santa Fe Engineering

Nathan Friedland, well-known naval architect and an instructor in the design of offshore drilling units, has joined Santa Fe Engineering Services as manager of marine design. Mr. Friedland will be in charge of the design and development of offshore

KaMeWa Reports Lively Interest In Water Jet Propulsion Units

After a moderate start at the end of the 1970s, KaMeWa AB of Sweden is now experiencing a spreading interest in the water jet (WJ) for vessel propulsion. Commencing with the delivery in 1980 of two WJ units of 1,600 hp each for the Apollo Jet,

Friede & Goldman Inc. Design Zapata Rigs Building At Avondale

The three new SS-2000 Class semisubmersible offshore drilling rigs being built for Zapata Offshore Company by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., were designed by Friede & Goldman, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, New Orleans, La. Design of

Todd Seattle A w a r d ed $500,000 Phase I Contract For LCAC Program

It was announced by John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager, that Todd Seattle has been awarded a Phase I DATA REVIEW AND PRODUCTION PLANNING contract for the air cushion landing craft (LCAC) follow-on construction program. The

 
 
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