Chesapeake Section - Digital Twin in the U.S. Navy

When:  Oct 28, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Chesapeake Section
Marine engineers have long relied on model-based solutions as tools. The digital twin is just the latest to be leveraged by this community in the design, construction, optimization, maintenance, and sustainment of ships by providing various end users with an "as-is" virtual representation, continually updated with the latest data and information. By properly instrumenting the system and consolidating information throughout the service life, engineers no longer need to make assumptions about the state of the physical asset (e.g., wear on an engine, accumulated stress in the structure, or necessary maintenance) -- these effects are naturally incorporated into the twin as it is updated. These data and insights can then be stored and configuration managed as a product model, shared in a digital thread, and leveraged to answer questions about the asset. This talk will focus on what a digital twin is, the benefits it can bring to ships, and current US Navy investments in this space.

Speaker Name & Bio
Dr. David Drazen, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division

Dr. David Drazen currently works as the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division's Digital Twin Program Manager and has spent over 10 years at Carderock. He coordinates the center's work in digital twin across the various technical departments and looks to connect various digital twin initiatives across the Navy Research and Development Enterprise. Prior to this role, he served for two years as a Staff Specialist for Energy and Power and Ground and Sea Platforms in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.


5:30 -- Registration and Cash Bar

6:30 -- Dinner Served

7:30 -- Technical Presentation and Q&A

8:30 -- Adjourn

Registration Fees
Pre-registered SNAME Member (over 35 y/o): $35
Pre-registered Non-Member: $40

Registration includes technical presentation, cash bar, and choice of the following 3 dinner: 
- chicken milanese
- pan-seared salmon
- spaghetti pesto


Brio Tuscan Grill
7854L Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member $35.00
Non-member $40.00