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Naval Design Science and Prototyping at Navatek

  • March 26, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 117A Surge Building
  • Dr. David Kring, Chief Scientist, Navatek
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Stefano Brizzolara

Abstract: Naval engineering involves unique challenges depending on mission objectives, operating conditions, costs, and many other factors. Navatek, with offices in Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Virginia, has a unique background in innovative ship design and development of system prototypes.  Our work includes developments in computational physics, data science, and multi-disciplinary engineering. This seminar will present a broad overview of Navatek’s projects in Naval Science and Technology and delve more deeply into three Navatek-developed tools for free-surface hydrodynamics, mission-based hydromechanical simulation, and early-stage structural design.

Bio: Dr. David Kring:  Dave leads the Rhode Island office and serves as Chief Scientist for the company.   His career has been devoted to Naval Science and Technology, mainly sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research.   He earned a Ph.D. in Hydrodynamics from M.I.T. in 1994, after completing a B.S. in Naval Architecture from Webb Institute.   Dave has been involved with the development of hydrodynamic codes such as WAMIT, SWAN, and most recently in the ship seakeeping code Aegir, but his focus in now quite broad.   He’s pursuing a wide range of projects outside of hydrodynamics including ship design science, structures, power and energy systems, cyberphysical security, interaction of electromagnetic and acoustic phenomenon, and many other subjects.   Dave’s role at Navatek is to lead the RI team and to look ahead at new technology that will benefit our Navy clients.