SD1 Projects: Built Different


Designers: Jonas Armstrong, Addison Harris, Kevin O’Keefe, and Gracie Schmitz

Vessel Type: Inland Waterways Dredge

Mission Requirements:
This self-propelled cutter suction dredger with hopper capacity will support maritime operations within the Nigerian Lagos Lagoon and associated waterways through channel deepening and maintenance dredging. It is designed to operate at extremely shallow drafts and has capability for offshore discharge of spoils.

Operating Modes:

▪ Discharge through bow nozzle during dredging
▪ Discharge through floating pipeline during dredging
▪ Dredging spoils to hopper for intermediate storage
▪ Hopper discharge through hopper doors, bow nozzle, or pipeline

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Visit our Junior Class Small Vessel Design Project page to view all of this year’s projects.


About Junior Class Small Vessel Design Project (SD1):

As a part of Professor Bradley D.M. Golden’s ’99 Ship Design 1 (SD1) class, the juniors spent the first two-and-a-half months of the spring semester preparing their first complete concept designs.

Using the knowledge they’ve gained in their nearly three years studying at Webb and the experiences from their winter work periods to date, this was the students’ first opportunity to apply the naval architecture and marine engineering principles they’ve studied including stability, ship’s structures, main machinery systems, auxiliary systems, resistance and propulsion, and electrical engineering.

Working in small groups of three and four, the students selected one of the vessel types and took their first couple of spins around the design spiral to prepare vessel concept designs. To help make the project as realistic as possible, members of industry familiar with each of the vessel types helped prepare the statements of design requirements that each of the designs had to meet. To challenge the students even further, one or two “curveballs” were thrown into each design statement to make the students think long and hard about how they would achieve their objectives.

At the end of the spring semester, the students presented their final designs to their fellow students, faculty, and members of industry who served as part of an evaluation team. After three years at Webb, the Junior class can now say with confidence that they’re familiar with the design process and are well on their way to joining the fields of naval architecture and marine engineering.

Class of 2021 – Commencement Awards


List of Awards and Awardees

— Total Performance —

CHAFFEE MEMORIAL PRIZE
Lina Tenenbaum
for general excellence
{Sponsored by Trustee, Joseph J. Cuneo ’57}


— Leadership and Ethics —

PATRICK S. MATRASCIA GOOD SHIPMATE AWARD
Jackson Juska
for working unselfishly and in harmony with classmates
{Sponsored by President R. Keith Michel ’73 & Family}

THE CHARLES KURZ II (Hon.) COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Jackson Juska
for exemplary commitment of service to others through volunteerism, community service, and civic outreach
{Sponsored by Charles Kurz II (Hon.)}

PAUL E. ATKINSON MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ETHICS
Henry Rouland
for demonstrated commitment to ethics
{Sponsored by Paul E. Atkinson Memorial Fund}


— Academics —

J. LEWIS LUCKENBACH MEMORIAL PRIZE
Maggie Maguire
for highest general average in four year course
{Sponsored by the American Bureau of Shipping}

CHARLES A. WARD, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD
Maggie Maguire
for excellence in naval architecture
{Sponsored by Chairman of the Board, Bruce S. Rosenblatt and the Ward Family}

JENS T. HOLM ’41 MEMORIAL AWARD
Benjamin Hunt
for excellence in marine engineering
{Sponsored by George A. Gilmore ’57}

KEELER MEMORIAL PRIZE
Benjamin Hunt
highest average in mathematics
{Sponsored by Trustee, Dr. Luther Tai}

RICHARD A. PARTANEN HUMANITIES AWARD
Lina Tenenbaum
for excellence in humanities
{Sponsored by Chairman of the Board, Bruce S. Rosenblatt}

CURRAN MEMORIAL PRIZE
Alexander Bidwell
for most outstanding and consistent improvement
{Sponsored by Trustee and Mrs. John A. Malone ’71}


— Thesis —

STEVENSON TAYLOR MEMORIAL PRIZE
Jack Becker
Maggie Maguire
for excellence in the senior thesis
{Sponsored by the American Bureau of Shipping}

LEWIS NIXON MEMORIAL PRIZE
Benjamin Hunt
Alexander Koziol IV
for excellence in the senior thesis
{Sponsored by Trustee Emeritus, John W. Russell ’67}

Senior Spotlight: Hank Rouland ’21


Hometown: St. Inigoes, MD

Thesis Title: An Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Moonpool Recess Geometry on Added Resistance

Post Graduate Plans: Have an offer, but undecided

Favorite quote.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

What activities were you involved with at Webb?
Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Sailing, Waterskiing, Webb Family Singers (WooFS), Anchor Club, Culture Club, Garage Club, Drone Club, Mobile Grilling Club, Green Club, Culture Club, Fishing Club, Ping-pong Club, Leadership Committee, and numerous other activities and events. There were many off-campus activities, too, such as Brooklyn Boatworks, church, and children’s ministry. And, of course, the broad range of spontaneous activities, too!

What’s your favorite spot on campus and why?
There are many spots I like on campus, but my favorite is the classroom. It’s where we live and work and spend time together more than in any other single place, and it holds a lot of memories.

What will you miss the most about Webb?
I love being around my classmates all the time! Leaving Webb will be like moving away from family all over again.

Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Love your classmates, forgive them, and care for them. It’ll be worth it.

Senior Spotlight: Alexander Bidwell ’21


Hometown: Pelham, NY

Thesis Title: An Investigation of Transom Stern Flow: An Evaluation of the Impact of Transom Radius

Post Graduate Plans: Excelerate Energy

Favorite Quote.
“Experience is making mistakes and learning from them” – Bill Ackman

Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to push yourself and broaden your horizons. You might surprise yourself with what you are capable of.

What was your favorite Winter Work internship?
My favorite internship is actually a series of internships I completed at Excelerate Energy. During my time with the company, I had the opportunity to work across Operations, Engineering & Technical, and Ship Management Departments. The opportunity to work on projects that help deliver clean, reliable energy around the globe was incredibly rewarding.

What was your favorite class at Webb and why?
Ship Design I because it was the first opportunity I had to apply the concepts I had learned over the past two years to a real-world project. Professor Golden did a fantastic job structuring the course and provided invaluable feedback throughout the design process.

Senior Spotlight: Ryan Flanagan ’21


Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas

Thesis Title: The Design and Validation of the Equations of Motion for a Point Wave Energy Converter Buoy

Post Graduate Plans: Herbert Engineering – Naval Architect

What activities were you involved with at Webb?
The Dinghy Sailing team!

What’s your favorite spot on campus?
The Yacht club.

Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Take every opportunity you can to get out of the classroom.

What will you miss the most about Webb?
College sailing regattas.

Why did you choose Webb?
The tight-knit community.