W. Robert Story, MS thesis “Application of Lyapunov Exponents to Strange Attractors and Intact & Damaged Ship Stability,” successfully defended April 29, 2009. Recipient of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ ETD Master’s Thesis Award in the “Innovative Application of Technology to Scholarship in a Master’s Thesis” category. For more on Rob’s work, click on the tag ‘Story‘ on this site.
David Grant, MS thesis “Full Scale Investigation of Bilge Keel Effectiveness at Forward Speed,” successfully defended April 28, 2008. For more on David’s work, click on the tag ‘Grant‘ on this site.
Lt. Michael Venturella, MS thesis “Modal Analysis of the Ice-Structure Interaction Problem,” successfully defended April 15, 2008 (co-advised with Mayuresh Patil). For more on Michael’s work, click on the tag ‘Venturella‘ on this site.
Lt. Brook Sherman, MS thesis “The Examination and Evaluation of Dynamic Ship Quiescence Prediction and Detection Methods for Application in the Ship-Helicopter Dynamic Interface,” successfully defended April 16, 2007. For more on Brook’s work, click on the tag ‘Sherman‘ on this site.