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SNAME-CAS Meeting Notice



Date:         Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Place:        Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

                   1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax NS

Schedule:  6:30 pm – Introductions, Section Business

6:45 – Technical Presentation

7:45 – Networking (refreshments and finger food)


Speaker: Margaret Nate, Survivability Engineer, Gibbs & Cox, Inc.


Title:  A Brief Historical Evolution of Ship Survivability



Creating survivable ships is not an exclusively modern concept.  For as long as humans have been seafaring, ships have been designed to increase the likelihood of mission success.  While the most basic mission profiles may not have changed much over the centuries (stay afloat, transport passengers/cargo, etc.), how these missions are achieved has changed drastically.  System Engineering defines a system as an integrated composite of people, products, and processes that provide a capability to satisfy a stated need or objective. In designed systems, this composite is crafted to achieve a particular function, goal, or mission. To mitigate system failures, designers analyze the system functionality, in both intact and damaged states to determine its effectiveness in achieving pre-defined performance requirements through a process referred to as survivability analysis. Because a damaged state can be caused intentionally or accidentally, the concepts of survivability can be applied to naval and commercial vessels and structures alike.


Participation Fee:

Members (SNAME /CIMarE): $5.00,   Students:  Free,  Non-members        $10.00


Please advise one of the following of your intention to attend, prior to 20 Jun.

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