Richard A. Royce


Royce

Professor of Naval Architecture

Education

University of Michigan
Ph.D., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 2001
M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1999
M.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1998
B.S.E. (Summa Cum Laude), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1993

Purdue University
B.S.I.M. in Industrial Management, 1986

Back to Faculty

  • Director of Research, 2015 – Present
  • Professor, James J. Henry Professor of Naval Architecture, 2010 – Present
  • Associate Professor, 2004 – 2010
  • Assistant Professor, 2001 – 2004
  • Director, Robinson Model Basin, 2004 – Present
  • Director, Carpenter Shop, 2004 – Present
  • Director, Robinson Model Basin, Physics Laboratory
    • Conducted resistance tests for Seaworthy Systems, Inc. – 2007
    • Conducted resistance tests for Island Pilot, LLC yachts – 2006
    • Conducted resistance tests for US Army Corps. Of Engineers – protected water buoy tender – 2006
    • Conducted flow visualization study for city of New York Parks and Recreation – 2006
    • Conducted resistance tests, seakeeping tests and roll period study for Christensen Shipyards – 2004
  • Principle Investigator – Office of Naval Research (ONR) Grant
    • Conducted resistance and transom flow elevation tests
  • Principle Investigator – Atlantic Center for Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships
    • Direct student research related to development of an Artificial Neural Network predictive model for trimaran resistance
    • Oversight of student thesis project on trimaran resistance
    • Direct student research related to population of Stevens Institute planing hull database
    • Oversight of student thesis project on planing hull resistance prediction
    • Develop neural network model for planing hull resistance based on neural network

Consulting/Work Experience

  • Design/Contract Engineer, Murray & Associates LLC., 2015 – present
  • Research Engineer, Pacific Marine & Navatek Ltd., 2014 – present
  • Design/Contract Engineer, Autograph Boatworks LLC., 2013 – present
  • Design/Contract Engineer, Express Marine, INC., 2007
  • Design/Contract Engineer, Christensen Shipyards, Ltd., 2003 – 2010
  • Contract Engineer, Vorus and Associates, Inc., 1997 – 1999
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 1993 – 1999
  • Research Assistant, Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center (GCRMTC), 1996 – 1997
  • Product Manager, NCR Corporation: Workstation Products Division, 1986 – 1990
  • CAD
  • Physics II
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Naval Architecture II: Ship Statics
  • Naval Architecture III: Ship Resistance and Propulsion
  • Naval Architecture VI: Propulsor Design & CFD
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Ship Vibrations
  • Composites (Senior Elective – Spring 2007)
  • Professional Engineer – State of Connecticut
  • Royce, R.A. & Doherty, P.J., “Transom flow elevations in the partially ventilated condition.” FAST2015, Washington, D.C., September 2015
  • Huang, F., Wang, L., Yang, C., and Royce, R., “Hull form Optimization of a TriSWACH for reduced drag.” FAST2015, Washington, D.C., September 2015
  • Royce, R.A., Mouravieff, A., and Zuzick, A., “Trimaran resistance artificial neural network.” FAST2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2011.
  • Qi, J., Datla, R., Royce, R.A., Waters, J., Bucknell, R., and Greig, A., “Facility comparison on model calm water resistance chararcteristics of a trimaran.” 29th American Towing Tank Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, August 2010.
  • Qi, J., Datla, R., Royce, R.A., Waters, J., Bucknell, R., and Greig, A., “Experimental study for the optimization of side-hull location for resistance of a trimaran.” SNAME New York Metropolitan Section Meeting, New York, February 2010.
  • Royce, R.A. & Doherty, P.J., “The effect of draft on bulbous bow performance.” FAST2007, Shanghai, China, September 2007.
  • Royce, R.A., “Student Theses from the Webb Towing Tank.” 28th American Towing Tank Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2007.
  • Royce, R.A., “Bulbous bow resistance reduction of semi-planing vessels.” FAST2005, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2005.
  • Inside 3D Printing Conference 2014
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2006 – 2013
  • CD-Adapco Star CCM+ Training 2013
  • IBEX 2013
  • IBEX 2006
  • Professional Boat Builder Symposium 2003
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Director, Robinson Model Basin
  • Director, Carpenter Shop
  • Library Committee
  • Shop and Laboratory Safety Committee
  • Faculty Search Committee
  • Laboratory Facilities Committee
  • Naval Architecture Curriculum Subcommittee
  • Sailing Coach, 2002 – 2004