Webb Institute Professor John C. Daidola, P.E. will be presenting a paper on large trimaran ship structural design at the FAST 2017 conference in Nantes, France, September 27-29, 2017.
The meeting is considered the world’s leading conference addressing fast sea transportation and is a biannual event on research for design, construction and operation of these systems, both naval and commercial. The first conference, which was held in Trondheim, Norway in 1991.
Dr. Daidola’ s work has focused on structural design characteristics obtained from alternative procedures based on classification society rules for monohulls and trimarans as well as more traditional naval based design approaches for monohulls. His paper at the meeting will focus on evaluating the resultant structural designs by applying an analytical approach embodying finite grillage models of the hull structure.
This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under grant no. N00014-10-1-0652.
See Dr. Daidola’s designs below.