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November 5, 2018: Exploring the hydrodynamic-driven performance of surface and underwater vehicles

  • November 5, 2018
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • 320 New Classroom Building
  • Dr. Joseph Klamo, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Faculty Host: Dr. Craig Woolsey

Abstract: Superior performance of US Navy ships, surface craft, submarines, and underwater vehicles is critical for them to conduct their missions effectively.  In many cases, hydrodynamics plays a major role in the achieved performance. For surface vehicles, hydrodynamic-driven performance includes seakeeping, maneuvering, and capsizing while for underwater vehicles it covers stability, control, and maneuvering.  This talk will highlight results from three studies that examined operating environments that create potential performance issues.  The first involves the altered turning behavior of a surface ship in a wave field compared to calm water. The second investigates the practicality of linear theory for seakeeping predictions of a surface vehicle in a multidirectional seaway.  The last explores the wave-induced loads on an underwater vehicle operating near the surface in a seaway.  These situations represent challenging operating environments that can be further explored to help address current Navy knowledge gaps.

Biography: Dr. Joseph T. Klamo is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA. His research interests include seakeeping, maneuvering, and capsizing of surface vehicles and the stability, controllability, and maneuverability of underwater vehicles. Previously, he worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division in West Bethesda MD from 2007 to 2015, most recently as group leader of submarine captive model testing in the Division of Submarine Maneuvering and Control. Professor Klamo received both his Ph.D. (2007) and M.S. (2002) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. He received his B.S.E. (2001) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.