Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (Naval Hydrodynamics)
The surface ship hydromechanics research area includes:
- A combination of theoretical, computational and experimental efforts
- Development and utilization of advanced instrumentation and facilities
- Development of physics-based, reduced order models and uncertainty quantification
- Improve ship capability, operability and survivability by developing predictive simulation capability of the hydrodynamics, motions and loads of naval platforms operating in relevant ocean environments for design and analysis purposes
- Understanding, prediction and control of the complex, unsteady hydrodynamic phenomena associated with the interactions of a ship or multiple ships and the ocean environment
This work supports the Navy’s interest in advanced sea platform performance science and technology (S&T), advanced sea platform survivability S&T and naval engineering.
Research Concentration Areas
The primary focused research areas are nonlinear ship dynamics and hydrodynamics loads, including:
- Prediction of the nonlinear behavior, extreme motions and hydrodynamic loads, including slamming in high sea-states using deterministic and probabilistic methods
- Utilization of theoretical, computational and experimental methods to develop modeling capability and physical understanding
- Development of physics-based reduced order models and uncertainty quantification
Research Challenges and Opportunities
- Fast and accurate prediction methods with quantifiable uncertainty for design, analysis and operational guidance
- Identification of controlling parameters that represent key physical phenomenon
- Increased platform performance and operational capability
- Increased survivability and safety
- Increased understanding of complex interaction between ships and severe ocean environments
Program Contact Information
How to Submit
For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please see our Funding Opportunities page and refer to broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-21-S-B001.
- Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.
- Grants: All white papers for grants must be submitted through FedConnect, and full proposals for grants must be submitted through grants.gov; instructions are included in the BAA.