“The Practical Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles” ISBN-10: 1497396891. Originally a textbook for School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering course NAME 4177, this book is a 392-page textbook providing journeyman skills in the design of catamarans, trimarans, and Surface Effect Ships.
“Innovation in Ship Design” University of New Orleans PhD Dissertation, May 2013. “What is innovation in ship design? Is it a capability that is inherent in all naval architects? Is it the result of the application of a certain set of tools, or of operation within a certain organizational structure? Can innovation be taught? Innovation is a creative act that results in a new and game-changing product. The emergence of an innovative product creates an asymmetric market. The emergence of an innovative weapon creates an asymmetric battlefield. It is clearly in the economic and military interest of the United States to be able to develop and deploy innovative products, including innovative ships. But the process of ship design is usually one of incremental development and slow evolution. Engineers are taught to develop their product by paying close attention to previous developments. This approach is viewed by some people as anti-innovative. And yet the author has made a career of innovation in ship design. How has this been possible? This dissertation will answer the four questions posed above. It will show what innovation in ship design is, and where innovative naval architecture lies in the taxonomy of human creative endeavor. It will then describe those human attributes which have been found to be essential to successful innovation. It will also describe some of the many tools that innovators use. Some of those tools are used unconsciously. Some of those tools are formal products supported by research institutes and teaching academies. Finally, given the fact that innovation in ship design is a component of engineering – which is a subject taught in Universities – and that it is facilitated by the use of tools – and tool use can be taught – the author will conclude that innovation itself can be taught. Whether it can be mastered will depend upon the individual, just as with most other creative skills.”
“The Application of Knowledge Management in Early-Stage Warship Design” Naval Engineers Journal Volume 124, Number 4, December 2012 , pp. 101-109(9)
“Sustainable Energy for the Marine Sector” with Dr. Julio Vergara and Magdalena Walczak. Journal of Energy Policy 49 (2012) pp 333-345.
“A Very Simple Model for the Wake Hollow Behind a High-Speed Displacement Hull” with Dr. Brandon Taravella and Dr. William Vorus.Naval Engineers Journal September 2012, pp 85-91.
“A Very Simple Model of the distortion of light-weight ship structures” with Dr. Pingsha Dong. Presented at the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Annual Meeting, November 2011 Houston TX.
“Scaling Of Resistance From Surface-Effect Ship Model Tests” with Dr. Lawrence J. Doctors FAST 2011, Honolulu, HI
“ The Use of Transport Factor as a Very Simple Model for Ship Design” FAST 2011, Honolulu, HI
“The Utility of Very Simple Models for Very Complex Systems” SCS M&S Magazine – The magazine of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International, Vol 11 Issue 1 January 2011
“Counter Intuitive Systems Engineering” Invited speaker at the Systems Engineering Colloqium of the Naval PostGraduate Shcool, Monterey CA.
“A Parametric Method for Characterizing the Design Space of High Speed Cargo Ships” Presented to The Royal Institution of Naval Architects conference on High Speed Craft, ACVs, WIGs and Hydrofoils, October/November 2006, London UK.
“Alternative Fuels for Green Purposes – Marine Industry Perspective” Presented to Marine Log “GREEN SHIP 2006″ Washington DC, September 2006
“The Resistance Components of a Surface-Effect Ship” Dr. Lawrence Doctors principal author. Presented to The Twenty-Sixth Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Rome, Italy, September 2006
“Greening the Fleet – Environmental Analysis of Washington State Ferries New 130 Auto Ferries” Co-Authored with Tina Stotz, W Greg Johnson, and David H Humphreys. Presented (by Ms. Stotz) to Green Marine 2005, Victoria BC, June 2005, Canadian Institution of Marine Engineers
“Optimization of a Split-Cushion Surface-Effect Ship” Co-Authored with Dr. Lawrence J Doctors, Vidar Tregde, Changben Jiang. Presented (by Dr. Doctors) at FAST 2005 – Eight International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, St. Petersburg RU, 27-30 June 2005.
“The Greening of Passenger Vessels” Co-Authored with Mr. Tom Risley. Presented at “Ferries for the New Millenium”, SNAME Northern California Section, Vallejo CA, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers May 2005.
“Alternative Fuels and Alternative Propulsion Systems” presented to Western Region meeting of the Passenger Vessel Association, Anchorage AK September 2002
“Nuclear Propulsion in High-Performance Cargo Vessels” Co-Authored with Dr. Julio Vergara. SNAME Marine Technology January 2002 Vol 39 No 1.
“A Simplified Economic Investigation of Nuclear Power for Merchant Ships” SNAME Northern California Section Maritime Innovations conference, Monterey CA, 1 June 2002
“High Speed Hull Forms” presented to national annual meeting of the Passenger Vessel Association, Biloxi MS February 2002
“Expect the Unexpected – The Economic Consequences of Unforeseen Operational Realities” presentation at SNAME Annual Meeting as part of panel presentation by T&R Panel O-36 on operational economics. Orlando FL, October 2001
“Ferry Environmental Impact” Co-Authored with Bill Remley PE and Zvi Karni. Presented at Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers High Performance Vehicles conference, June 2000, Victoria, BC Canada.
“When the whole is less than the sum of its parts” Co-Authored with R. Hatton, R. Scher, & S. Toby.
“Sensitivity Study Of Wake Wash To Hull Form Variations” Co-Authored with Robert Hatton. Paper presented at Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers High Performance Vehicles conference, May 1998, Victoria, BC Canada.
“The Feasibility of Fast Sealift” originally published on-line at http:/www.hurricane.net/~chrism/sealift1.htm (No longer online – available upon request.)
“Analysis of the Impact of Reliability, Availability and Maintainability on Ship Survivability” Co-authored with Alexander Malakhoff and David Klinkhamer. Presented in September 1998 to the Norwegian Society of Chartered Engineers Conference on High Speed Ferries, Denmark – Oslo
“Green Stealth” published March 1998 Work Boat World
“Hull Form and Propulsor Technology for High Speed Sealift” Under contract for David Taylor Model Basin.
“An Introduction to the United States’ Regulatory Environment” Co-authored with LCDR Ron Lokites, USCG. Paper presented at FAST 97 in Sydney Australia
“Research on a Large SES for the TransAtlantic Record” Prepared for the SOLE Advanced Marine Vehicles Symposium, Silverdale Washington
“Gas Turbine Repower of the 40m Ferry Victoria Clipper IV” Paper presented to International Marine Transit Association
“High Speed Cargo Ship Trends” Invited presentation to the International Association of Ports and Harbours meeting in Algeciras, Spain.
“Superyacht Design – An Industry Perspective” Published in The Wood Report, October 1995.
“Patrol Craft Requirements and Technology for the Next Century” Co-authored with MM Oakes, Guilfoyle, Scott, Cohen & Hoggard. Presented at SNAME / ASE Naval Ship Design Symposium, Arlington VA February 25 1992
“A Collection of Simplified Field Equations for Surface Effect Ship Design” Intersociety Advanced Marine Vehicles Symposium, June 1992, Washington DC.
“Large SWATHS – A Study of the diminishing returns of increasing SWATH ship size” Co-authored with Tom Cannon. AIAA Advanced Marine Vehicles Symposium, San Diego, CA