Harrison Talks About ‘Not Quite Dead’ Ships at Carderock

James Harrison, the director of the Expeditionary Warfare Ship Division at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), was at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division on Feb. 13 presenting a brown-bag lecture on damaged ships that just were not ready to sink. Titled “I’m Not Quite Dead Yet,” the lecture focused on ships that sustained large amounts of damage and kept operating. In addition to the presentation being interesting and humorous, Harrison hoped that it would also highlight why survivability is an important factor to consider in naval ship design. One…

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Little Creek Taking Big Steps for Technical Excellence

February 28, 2019 – The engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Combatant Craft Division (CCD) in Little Creek, Virginia, are faced with a good problem to have: they are being asked to do more of the work they love. The concern for Carl Casamassina, senior principal naval architect and marine engineer, is how CCD will grow to meet workload demands without sacrificing quality. CCD is a detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, and the center of expertise for high-performance boats and crafts. Any solutions to…

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Carderock Engineer s Work on Risk Assessment in Bridges Benefits Shipbuilding

Dr. Alysson Mondoro, a recently hired engineer with the Performance Evaluation Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, is finding ways to “bridge” together her academic skillsets on the job. Mondoro started at Carderock in December 2017 after completing her doctorate in structural engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Her work during her doctorate was recently published in Engineering Structures volume 159, 2018 edition, in an article titled, “Risk-based cost-benefit analysis for the retrofit of…

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