Advanced Studies in Marine Mechanical and Naval Engineering

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2024 | Viewed by 880

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Interests: light-weight and additively manufactured structures in shipbuilding; biomimetics for ship design; experimental characterization of materials and structures; non-destructive analysis
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
Interests: fatigue; marine structures; welded joints; digital image correlation; infrared thermography; finite element analysis; explosion welding; composites; shipbuilding
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Dear Colleagues,

The field of marine mechanical and naval engineering is extremely extensive and constantly evolving. This Special Issue has the aim of exploring the newest advancements in the field, focusing on cutting-edge technologies, innovative methodologies, and recent developments that shape the landscape of maritime engineering. By synthesizing theoretical frameworks with practical applications, this Special Issue contributes to the ongoing debate on the evolution of marine mechanical and naval engineering, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state and future paths of the discipline.

This Special Issue will deal with several current challenges, such as the impact of sea state conditions on the fatigue life of marine vessels and possible comprehensive approaches for monitoring and managing fatigue-related challenges with the use of advanced modeling techniques, including numerical simulations and machine learning algorithms, to predict fatigue damage in real-time. Research related to marine pollution emergency action to preserve the safety of ships and navigation, in the case of damaged marine structures, could also be of great interest.

Manuscripts that highlight interdisciplinary approaches, incorporating insights from hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, propulsion systems, energy-efficient designs, and materials engineering together with structural analysis to address the complex challenges associated with maritime engineering are welcome.

Papers related to the measurement of sea state conditions to monitor ship fatigue life and enhance the safety of navigation are appreciated.

Dr. Giulia Palomba
Dr. Pasqualino Corigliano
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  • naval architecture and marine engineering
  • navigation
  • structural analysis
  • safety of ship and navigation
  • fatigue
  • finite element model

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Numerical and Experimental Study of Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Marine Shear-Compression Isolators
by Ben Zhang, Yinglong Zhao and Jingyue You
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2024, 12(4), 665; - 17 Apr 2024
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Due to their ability to buffer and attenuate vibrations, as well as their low cost, rubber-based isolators are widely used in military and civilian vessels. Since these isolators are part of a ship’s structure, the accurate prediction of their static and dynamic performance [...] Read more.
Due to their ability to buffer and attenuate vibrations, as well as their low cost, rubber-based isolators are widely used in military and civilian vessels. Since these isolators are part of a ship’s structure, the accurate prediction of their static and dynamic performance is essential for overall structural design. In this paper, two kinds of marine shear-compression rubber isolators of different models in the same series are taken as the research objects, and the static and dynamic constitutive models of the rubber materials are obtained through material tests, which are used as inputs to accurately predict the static and dynamic characteristics of the isolators in the three translational directions through numerical calculations. The effects of size and preload force on the dynamic characteristics of the vibration isolators were analyzed as were the reasons for the peaks in the impedance curves. The results show that the preload force increases the amplitudes of the peak transfer impedance in the X direction and decreases it in the Z direction. On the other hand, as the size of the vibration isolator increases, the peak frequency of the transfer impedance in the X direction increases, while in the Y and Z directions, the first-order peak frequency decreases and the second-order peak frequency increases. The peaks of the transfer impedance curves appear due to the resonance of the embedded metal blocks, and the order of appearance of the resonance modes is fixed. Full article
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