Engineering and Applied Sciences- Research in Applied Mechanics
College or University: University of New Orleans
Type of degree: Ph.D.
Website: Click here for program website
Description of Facilities: The School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is located in a modern, state-of-the-art, nine-story engineering building. This building houses specialized laboratory facilities which include:
A 128 ft long towing tank with a 15 ft x 7 ft cross section for model tests of 8-12 ft long models of ships and offshore structures in calm water and in waves, as well as in shallow water with current.
A Model Shop for projects and for towing tank model and experiment manufacture.
The UNO Structural Test System, a 20 ft x 20 ft wide and 10 ft high space frame with computer controlled hydraulic actuators for testing aluminum, steel and composite ship structural components.
A Computer-Aided Ship Design Laboratory with an array of software packages for marine design and analysis.
Linux High-Performance Computing Cluster - a modern 82 processor parallel computer for numerical analysis and simulation
A Marine Engineering Laboratory with programs on ship safety, operations, reliability, maintenance, and performance simulation of propulsion systems.
Other prominent off-site facilities include:
The UNO-Avondale Maritime Technology Center of Excellence. This building houses the Simulation Based Design Center, which promotes the use of electronic visualization, numerical simulation, and virtual reality in marine design and construction.
The National Biodynamics Laboratory, for evaluation and improvement of human response factors to a sea environment.
Program Point of Contact: William S. Vorus
Institution address: 911 Engineering Building
New Orleans,LA 70148