Tueday, Sept. 23, 2014

University of New Orleans Receives $210,000 Navy Grant to Improve Warship Design

Cherie Trumbach, UNO associate professor of management and an expert in knowledge management, won a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research. that will test information gathering and analysis techniques aimed at improving early-stages warship designCherie Trumbach, UNO associate professor of management and an expert in knowledge management, won a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research. The project, which will involve researchers from UNO's School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve warship design.

The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques that will improve early-stage warship design.

The goal for warship designers is to design a resilient vessel that can be repurposed numerous times throughout its potentially long lifespan. However current ship designing methods yield a set of possible designs that is too large to manually examine. Current methods also do not effectively incorporate multiple expert opinions and customer expectations into the early stages of design.

The focus of this research is to ensure that valuable input that may be able to predict the direction and probability of future changes to warfare and ship requirements will be taken into account. By including information from a spectrum of experts in ship design, the future of warfare and warfare technology, a warship has a much better chance of extending its lifespan.

The grant's principal investigator is Cherie Trumbach, associate professor of management and an expert in knowledge management. She will work on the project with colleagues from UNO's School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering who will draw on their expertise in ship design.

 

 

 

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