Noise Control for Ships: Why it Exists, And Who Would Do It? Presented by the SNAME PNW Section

When:  Feb 22, 2021 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Pacific Northwest Section
Please note - Registration will close on Sunday, February 21, 2021.  A link to join the webinar will be emailed to you on Thursday, February 22, 2021.

This topic will cover the basics of shipboard noise and vibration control and answer some fundamental questions for Naval Architects and Marine Engineers:

  • How do we, as NA's and ME's, design against airborne and waterborne noise and vibration issues before Noise Control Engineers (NCEs) are involved?
  • What tools and methods do NCEs use to resolve noise and vibration problems?
The presenter, Jesse Spence, will draw from his personal experience predicting, investigating, and mitigating noise issues to address these questions.

Jesse Spence, President of Noise Control Engineering, LLC.

Since joining Noise Control Engineering in 2001, Mr. Spence has led efforts to develop and implement technologies and techniques to facilitate solutions to complex marine acoustic and vibration problems. He has been the principle investigator and project manager on a multitude of marine projects requiring airborne noise, vibration, underwater noise, dynamic stress, and other specialized predictions, measurements, and assessments. Mr. Spence has developed acoustic solutions for platform supply vessels, offshore patrol vessels, ferries, large and small military vessels, research vessels, dredgers, drillships, drilling and production platforms, high speed catamarans, tugboats, cruise vessels, and other vessel types.

Mr. Spence has led efforts to develop and enhance NCE's tools for analysis and assessment, including managing the continued improvement of the Designer-NOISE™ prediction software, expanding NCE's Finite Element Analysis capabilities and understanding for marine vibration, developing NCE's Buoy Acoustic Measurement System (BAMS) for accurate measurements of underwater noise from vessels, and creating custom measurement and analysis tools for use both in-house and by third-party customers. Mr. Spence has worked with NCE engineers to develop internal procedures for efficient analysis and assessment of marine noise and vibration issues for clients. He has managed projects with specialized and unique requirements including development of underwater noise barriers, high frequency vibration testing (up to 60 kHz) of underwater transducer arrays, testing and development of new absorption/cladding materials, quieting specialized underwater equipment, developing requirements for treatment of bow thruster induced noise and vibration, and detailed study of causes and solutions for underwater noise from oil and gas industry activities.

Mr. Spence holds a BSME from the University of Rochester and a MS in Acoustics from Boston University.

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member $0.00
Non-member $25.00
SNAME Donation $10.00
Section Donation $10.00


Jeremy Werner
(612) 619-5910