Thesis Titles - Class of 2013

In order to qualify for graduation, each student in the Senior year is required to prepare and submit a written thesis, in or related to the field of Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering under the direction of a member of the faculty.  Senior theses may be individual or team efforts.  In addition to a written thesis, seniors are required to present orally the results of their thesis efforts to the assembled student body, faculty, and administration in the late spring of their senior year.  Each completed student thesis will be catalogued and shelved in the Livingston Library.

Thesis Titles for the Class of 2013

Bartling and Del Valle

Superhydrophobic Coatings and Their Effect on Flat Plate Drag Reduction

De Marco

Applying Molecular Cracking to Marine Diesel Engines

Dwyer and Van Emmerik

A Comparative Cost Analysis of Floating Wind Turbine Platforms

LaRose and Smith

Validation of CFD Optimized Demi-hulls for Tri-SWACH

Murphy and Spillane

The Effect of Air Lubrication on a Flat Plate at Varying Angles of Trim With Regard to Drag Reduction


Analysis of 19th Century Maritime Warfare Technologies and their Influence on the Development of the 20th Century Battleship


Evaluation of a Calibration Method for Distortion Analysis of One-Sided Submerged Arc Welding

Schacht and Zangre

A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Curved Daggerboards on High-Performance Sailing Yachts

Soja and Waterhouse

A Performance Comparison of the Axe and Wave-Piercing Bows Applied to Offshore Supply Vessels


A Seakeeping Analysis of the Semi-Elliptical Hull Catamaran