Past, Present, and Future Towing Tank Experimentation: Perspectives from the USNA Hydromechanics Lab

When:  Feb 25, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Chesapeake Section
Please note - Registration will close on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  A link to join the webinar will be emailed to you on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Since 1975, the Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory (NAHL) has served as the United States Navy’s preeminent educational facility for hands-on towing tank experimentation. Generations of leaders have benefited from interactively learning about ship and submarine design; the fundamental principles of naval architecture; and the intricacies of ship model fabrication and testing. This presentation introduces NAHL’s distinct equipment and instrumentation; provides a brief history of the facility; and focuses on how tow-tank testing continues to support the country’s diverse national security priorities. This presentation also explores new systems, technologies, and experimental techniques that will catalyze the next generation of cutting-edge research at NAHL and other comparable tow-tank facilities.

Mr. Alexander Laun, PE
Mr. Alexander (Alex) Laun, PE, currently serves as the Supervisory Naval Architect (Branch Head) for the Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory in Annapolis, Maryland. He previously served as an active-duty Submarine Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, including at-sea duty onboard USS JOHN WARNER (SSN 785). Alex graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 (Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013 (Master of Science in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Master of Science in Ocean Engineering); and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering) in Maryland.

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