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SECRETARYS NOTES ASNE D A Y 1986 GUEST SPEAKERS KEYNOTE LUNCHEON BANQUET Joseph Metcalf 111 Robert C. McFarlane James A. Abrahamson VAdm., USN LGen., USAF The location is the same again, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, and the agenda of events will follow the same format as in years past. ASNE DAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON THURSDAY There will be a keynote address on Thursday morning at O900, in the Regency Ballroom, to be given by VAdm. Joseph Metcalf 111, USN, the deputy chief of naval operations for surface warfare. The only other exception to past practice is that the Friday evening reception will be in the Blue Room, inasmuch as the Ambassador Room will be filled to the brim with exhibits. It also should be mentioned that the pre-luncheon reception on Thursday will be in the back of the Regency Room and in the Regency Gallery or Hall of Mirrors. This area worked out satisfactorily last year and will again be utilized. There will be more bars and bartenders than ever before so you should face little delay in getting refreshments. This year we will conduct technical sessions in two rooms, the Diplomat Room and the Palladian Room. ASNE president, Dr. Alfred Skolnick (I.) recently presented a certificate of honorary membership to John Gaughan, maritime administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation. The exhibits will be in the same areas as last year, that is, in the Main Exhibit Hall, in the Ambassador Room and in various corridors; in short, in practically every free area of the hotel except the lobby. Registration will begin on Wednesday afternoon for early birds and for the main group of registrants on Thursday morning, the 1st of May, starting at 0730. On-site registration will be available, as usual, but there will be a five dollar markup over the advanced registration fee. Tickets will be available for both the Luncheon on Thursday, the Cocktail Party on Frigay afternoon and the Banquet on Friday evening. These can be ordered in advance with registration, or purchased on site. ROBERT C. McFARLANE AND GENERAL ABRAHAMSON TO BE ASNE DAY SPEAKERS With great pride and excitement we can announce to you that our Luncheon and Banquet Speakers will be Robert C. McFarlane, former national security advisor to President Reagan, and Lieutenant General James A. Abrahamson, USAF, director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, respectively. CAPTAIN GIL KRAINE COMMENDED AS TECHNICAL PAPERS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN & DAN WEILER AS EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN The technical sessions have been prepared by the Technical Papers Committee under the chairmanship of Capt. Gilbert L. Kraine, USCG (Ret.). The exhibits pro- gram has again been prepared under the direction of Dan Weiler and his exhibits team. We continue to be grateful for the efforts of such high caliber and dedicated in- dividuals and their volunteer assistants. John J. McMullen Associates, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. and JJH, Inc. have assured Dan that we would have refresh- ments available at their booths - coffee, doughnuts, etc. 9 Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986 SECRETARYS NOTES ASNE congratulates those who recently completed Basic Course 4-85B at the Engineering Duty Officer School, Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Present at graduation ceremonies were: (F.) Ernest Sutton (staff); LCdr. Rodney Nishimura, USN; Cdr. Robert Brown, USN; LCdr. Michael Maixner, USN; LCdr. Elizabeth Bres, USN; LCdr. Bernard Riggs, USN; Cdr. Peter Pierpont, USN; Cdr. Charles Bingway, USN; and Lt. Dwight Alexander, USN; (B.) LCdr. AI Joseph, USN (staff); LCdr. Martin Romeo, USN (staff); Cdr. Richard Havel, USN; Lt. Kurt Schulze, USN; LCdr. Gerald Harvey, USN; Lt(jg). Robert Mazzone, USN; LCdr. Christopher Fair, USN; LCdr. James Dietz, USN; Lt. Kennth Wikstrom, USN; LCdr. Otto Reimann, USN; Cdr. David Steere, USN; Cdr. Rick Goldmeyer, USN (staff); LCdr. Steven Daughety, USN; Lt. Max Schultz, USN; Cdr. Francis Williamson, USN; Lt. ChristoDher Cable, USN; Lt. Donald Hodun, USN; Lt. Daniel Wise. USN; and Capt. Art Clark, USN (staff). ALLEN G. FORD SELECTED AS 1987 PAPERS CHAIRMAN Preparations for ASNE Day 1987 begin over a year ahead of time, especially the technical sessions program. We are delighted to announce that Allen G. Ford of David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center will be the 1987 technical papers chairman. Papers are now being solicited, with, of course, a wide range of topics acceptable. ASNE MEMBERS AMONG 1986 DCCEAS WINNERS In ceremonies held on 20 February 1986, Engineers and Architects Day in Washington, D.C., ASNE presi- dent, Dr. Alfred Skolnick, was presented the National Capital Award for 1985 in the senior engineer category. ASNE Council member, Dan Weiler was presented the Presidents Award for outstanding work by a senior ar- chitect. And the Young Architects Award was presented to Jeffrey Hough. (More details on these awards are given in this issues Member News.) Engineers and Architects Day with its theme of Com- puter-A Tool Not A Toy, was part of a week-long salute to the engineering community, National Engineers Week (16-22 February, 1986). ASNE is proud to par- ticipate in such proceedings and, the Society con- gratulates those above mentioned who have been honored for their work. CONTRIBUTIONS The Society is grateful for the contributions made to the ASNE Scholarship Fund and the General Fund by the following individuals: GENERAL FUND W. C. Beckwith, 111 Allan Kenzie Cameron, Jr. Dr. David W. Coder Cdr. Willard M. Iverson, USN June E. Keller Fred Seid Eugene P. Weinert SCHOLARSHIP FUND General W. C. Beckwith, 111 Roger A. Burkhart Allan Kenzie Cameron, Jr. Dr. David W. Coder Andrew J.C. Cort Osborne Lamoree-Duensing Lt. Douglas A. Houseman, USN June E. Keller William F. McCarthy Fred Seid Eugene P. Weinert LCdr. Jonathan H. Woodall, USNR-R CENTURY FUND Advanced Technology J.J. Henry Company, Inc. Northrop Services, Inc. Seaworthy Systems, David A. ONeil E.L. Peterson, Peterson Builders RAdm. Schuyler N. Pyne, USN (Ret.) NSPE PRESENTS NATIONAL OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) announced in January the ten Outstanding Engineering Achievements of 1985 with winners ranging from Air Force radar to a major interstate tunnel. Awards for this 20th annual program were presented to 10 Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986 SECRETARYS NOTES project representatives during the societys national con- vention in Fort Worth. These were: 1) The superconducting dipole magnet is a bold step in magnet design engineered to outperform conventional electromagnets. It carries a higher current, producing much higher field strengths, and, once started, can run on nothing but the power required to maintain the neces- sary refrigeration for a near absolute zero (-460F) envi- ronment. 2) The Air Forces CONUS over-the-horizon-back- scatter (OTH-B) radar system in Maine can detect low- flying aircraft at ranges up to 10 times greater than con- ventional surveillance radars can, extending the current 200-mile limit to see beyond the horizon, up to 1,800 miles. The radar reflects transmitted and received signals off the earths ionosphere. Receive antennas, each up to one mile long, collect the reflected signals, and com- puters determine the target location, heading and speed. 3) The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, running through west central Alabama and northeast Mississippi, is the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requiring more excava- tion than the Panama Canal. Overall, the job required more than 25 million man-hours of labor. Even so, it opened 20 months ahead of schedule. It is 234 miles long, nine feet deep and 300 feet wide. 4) The new space shuttle launch complex at Vanden- berg Air Force Base in California is a scene from the 21st century. It will serve as a space port facility for future military shuttle launches and features mobile skyscrapers and towers engineered to withstand the intense temperatures and overpressures of the launch environ- ment as well as 80-mile-per-hour winds. 5) The Bath County Hydroelectric Pumped-Storage Project in Virginia is the largest installation of its kind. At nominal head the plant generates 2,100 megawatts of electric power, serving 2.5 million customers. 6) North Valmy Unit 2, in Nevadas Battle Mountain irea, is a 267-megawatt coal-fired plant which will pro- ride energy for customers in three states. Because of the LCdr. Michael Maixner, USN, was presented the VAdm. Bryan Award upon completion of Basic Class 4-85B at the Engineering Duty Officer School, Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Presentation was made by Capt. Art Clark, USN (I.) and RAdm. Richard Grich, USN. projects desert location, engineers developed water sources and reduced water requirements for the unit through a number of innovative designs, including the recycling of blow-down water from mechanical draft cooling towers, which normally would be evaporated as waste. This is the largest private construction project ever in northern Nevada history and was completed on time and under budget. 7) The Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Mary- land, is an eight-lane, 1.7-mile project, including 5,400 feet of tunnel and 3,600 feet of approach roadway. It is the first of its type ever built on both horizontal and ver- tical curves. Workers ballasted steel tube tunnel sections with concrete and lowered them into a man-made trench on the harbor bottom. Each 32,000-pound section was accurately lowered to within one or two inches of its planned location. Then divers coupled the tubes toget her. 8) Salzburg Hazardous Waste Landfull in Midland, Michigan, incorporates a unique liner system and special leak-detection system for long-term storage of hazardous waste. It was the first hazardous waste landfill to be sited and constructed under the stringent Michigan Hazardous Waste Management Act. Engineers designed a series of storage cells. The liner system includes a three-foot compacted clay liner underlying a detection sand layer, a five-foot compacted clay liner, a 100-mil. polyethylene liner and leachate col- lection layer. 9) The B-1B aircraft weapon system at Wright Pat- terson AFB, Ohio, is a vast technological improvement on the B-52. A variable sweep swing wing design allows penetration at high subsonic speed improving sur- vivability and optimizing cruise speed and operating range. The design also allows takeoffs and landings using shorter runways. The system is currently the largest Department of Defense program to be within budget and ahead of schedule. 10) Colorado has developed vital ammunition in its Instant war over water. A satellite-linked water ASNE President Alfred Skolnick (I.) presented a cer- tificate of ex officio membership to VAdm. Glenwood Clark, Jr., USN, commander, Space and Warfare Systems Command. Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986 11 SECRETARYS NOTES resources monitoring system monitors water levels and flows of seven major rivers and tributaries via 153 gaug- ing stations. Stations are linked by satellite and com- municate by telephone. Data measurements are taken at stations every 15 minutes and transmitted every four hours. The ten outstanding engineering achievements of 1985 were selected using these basic criteria: applications of engineering principles, originality and innovation, con- tributions to human and social need, and importance to industrial development. The winners are not ranked in specific order. In 1984, NSPE announced its selection of the ten outstanding engineering achievements of the past half century. These were by areas of technology: 1) Nylon, for synthetic fabrics. 2) The Fermi controlled fission chain reactions, for 3) The electronic numerical integrator and computer 4) The transistor, for solid state electronics. 5 ) Inertial guidance systems, for automation and con- 6) The Boeing 707, for jet aircraft. 7) The pacemaker, for bio-medical engineering. 8) The application of lasers, for optics and stimulated 9) Telstar satellite, for communications. nuclear energy. (ENIAC), for electronic computers. trol systems. emission of radiation. 10) Project Apollo, for the U.S. space program. The National Society of Professional Engineers, head- quartered in Alexandria, Virginia, represents some 75,000 licensed professional engineers, land surveyors, engineers-in-training and practicing engineers in all disciplines of the profession. NAVY FIVE-YEAR BUILDING PLAN Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger pre- sented, among other things, the FY 1987-91 Navy ship- building program. The program is: New Construction FY FY FY FY FY 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 - _ _ - _ _ - Trident (Ballistic Missile Sub) 1 1 1 1 1 SSN-688 (Attack Submarine) 4 3 3 4 1 1 - 2 SSN-21 (Attack Submarine) - - CG-47 (Guided Missile Cruiser) 2 2 2 2 - DDG-51 (Guided Missile Destroyer) 3 3 3 3 5 LHD-I (Amphibious Ship) - 1 1 - 1 LSD-41 (Landing Ship Dock) - 1 1 1 1 MCM-1 (Minesweeper Hunter) - 3 - - - MSH-1 (Minesweeper Hunter) 4 4 4 - - TAO (Fleet Oiler) 2 2 2 2 2 TAGOS (SURTASS) 3 3 2 2 - AOE-6 (Combat Support Ship) 1 - 1 1 1 AE-36 (Ammunition Ship) - 1 - 2 2 ARS (Salvage Ship) - - - - AGX (Oceanographic Research Ship) 1 - - 2 3 1 Total 21 24 21 20 20 _ _ - - - - Conversion/SLEP/Reactivalion CV (Aircraft Carrier) - I - - 1 1 3 3 LPD-4 (Landing Platform Ship) - - A 0 (Oiler) 1 1 1 2 - 2 2 2 - - TACS (Auxiliary Crane Ship) Total 3 4 4 5 4 I2 ----- Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986 This latest five-year plan (FY 1987-91) envisages the construction of 106 new ships and the conversion of 20 others for an aggregate budget of $60.2 billion. This compares to last years five-year plan (FY 1986-90) to construct 107 new ships and to convert 24 others for an aggregate budget of $75.1 billion. These two plans com- pare to the five-year plan submitted to the Congress in Feb. 1984 (FY 1985-1989) to construct 121 new ships and to convert 21 others for an aggregate budget of $84.1 billion. The 1987 plan clearly indicates the beginn- ing of a budget to sustain the 600-ship Navy and the buildup of the fleet is rapidly coming to an end. (Shipyard Weekly) NAVAL ENGINEERING ARTIFACTS NEEDED FOR ASNE CENTENNIAL The ASNE Centennial Committee is looking for arti- facts of all kinds to put on display in the Navy Memorial Museum in the Washington Navy Yard during the ASNE Centennial celebration during May 1988. Uni- forms, equipment, machinery, machinery components, photographs, models, samples, keepsakes, collections and any other items pertaining to naval engineering or the history of naval engineering are desired. Anyone having items which may be loaned or donated to the Navy Memorial Museum for this display should write or call: Dr. Oscar Fitzgerald, Museum Director Washington Navy Yard Washington, D.C. 20374 Phone: (202) 433-4882 0 I The christening of the Enterprise, an aircraft carrier with a reputation as one of the most famous warships of World War 11, is just one of many historic events il- lustrated in A Century of Shipbuilding, an exhibition now open at the Mariners Museum in Newport News, Virginia. SECRETARYS NOTES Cdr. Michael T. Marsh, USN, vice chairman of the ASNE Jacksonville Section, recently served as a judge at the Fletcher High School Science and Engineering Fair in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Among those competing was Glen Leverette a Fletcher High School senior who recently received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. DOD PUBLICATION AVAILABLE The guide to the preparation of offers for selling to the military explains, in simple language, how to pre- pare bids and proposals to sell supplies and services to the Department of Defense. This guide contains basic information needed to sell supplies and services to DOD, and describes the forms most commonly used by DOD in purchasing supplies and services, and the uniform contract format used in most DOD solicita- tions and contracts. It is not a substitute for any Federal or DOD regulations or requirements and its coverage is limited to the requirements and procedures most fre- quently encountered by DODs small contractors. This guide can be purchased for $4.75 from: Superintendent of Documents U.S. Government Printing Office Department SSMC Washington, D.C. 20402 1985 AWARDS ANNOUNCED FOR BEST TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING BOOKS The Handbook of Industrial Robotics edited by Shimon Y. Nof, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been named the most outstanding book in technol- ogy and engineering in the tenth annual professional and scholarly book awards sponsored by the Associa- tion of American Publishers. Honorable mention was awarded to Mechanical Components handbook edited by Robert 0. Parmley, P.E., published by McGraw-Hill Book Company. MEMBER NEWS Jack A. Apperson, president of Day & Zimmer- manns Systems Engineering Associate Corporation Emlyn L. Jones, Jr. Capt., USCG (Ret.) VAdm., USCG Benedict L. Stabile (SEACOR), was recently elected to the board of direc- tors of Day & Zimmermann. Mr. Apperson has been in- strumental in expanding SEACORs role in supporting the Navys integrated logistics support program. Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger has an- nounced that President Reagan has nominated RAdm. Bruce Demars, USN for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of naval opera- tions (submarine warfare), OP-02, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. RAdm. Demars is presently serving as assistant deputy chief of naval operations (submarine warfare), OP-O2B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Cdr. F. Duane Duff, USN (Ret.) recently retired from the Navy and has accepted the position of naval archi- tecture division manager with CDI Marines Bremerfon office. Richard M. Ehrlich, chairman of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York, recently announced that the board of direc- tors has elected Messrs. Henry E. Buttelmann, Robert J. Scott and John D. Stehn as vice presidents. Mr. Scott is an ASNE vice president. Charles B. Cherrix has been named the Engineer of the Year of the U.S. Department of Transportations Maritime Administration by the National Society of Pro- fessional Engineers. NSPE has also named Edward N. Comstock as Engineer of the Year of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command. These two ASNE members were among 40 agency winners in NSPEs annual Federal Engineer of the Year competition. Charles A. Hunt Edward N. Comstock Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986 13 SECRETARYS NOTES Richard L. Grothern, general manager, Todd Ship- yards Corporation, San Francisco, California Division, was recently elected president of the Western Ship- building Association. Capt. Vernon C. Honsinger, USN (Ret.), has joined McLaughlin Research Corporation, Waterford, Connec- ticut, as a marine engineerhaval architect. MRC has of- fices coast-to-coast, providing technical documentation and engineering services to the Navy, other government agencies, and private industry. Capt. Honsinger is also an associate instructor of mathematics for Mitchell College and City College of Chicago. Recently, the District of Columbia Council of Engi- neering and Architectural Societies recognized ASNE president, Dr. Alfred Skolnick, along with Daniel J. Weiler, and Jeffrey Hough with special awards presented during Engineers and Architects Day 1986. Dr. Skolnick was given the Senior Engineers Award in recognition of his career-long achievements in almost every aspect of research, development and application of advanced technology in U.S. Navy combat systems. Mr. Weiler was presented the Presidents Award in honor of his being recognized internationally as the foremost habitability design naval architect in the world. Among his achievements he has measurably advanced the Navys civilian engineering staff, and also developed the weight control program for U.S. Navy ships. The Young Architects Award was presented to Jef- frey Hough who has been the project engineer for hull form design on several naval ships and has demon- strated technical excellence in developing computer- aided design tools for naval architecture. Charles A. Hunt has been named marketing manager of Pall Land & Marine Corporation. In this position he will be responsible for the marketing of filters and other fluid clarification devices for military mobile equipment, naval vessels and aircraft ground support equipment. Emlyn L. Jones, Jr. P.E., was recently appointed manager of the Bremerton offices of M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. Mr. Jones is a retired Coast Guard captain. Ronald 0. Nichols has recently become the senior mechanical engineer of the offshore research and engi- neering division of AMETEK. VAdm. Benedict L. Stabile, USCG, vice commandant of the United States Coast Guard, has been named to be the next president of Webb Institute of Naval Archi- tecture. He replaces VAdm. C. Russell Bryan, USN (Ret.), who will be retiring from Webb effective 1 August 1986. Promotions The following officers have recently been promoted to the rank of captain, United States Navy: Franklin Simons Bryant James Robert Buckingham James Henry Gillard Andrew William Hunt, Jr. Donald Kenneth MacKenzie David Louis Molnar George Peter Nanos, Jr. Robert Clayton Percival Mark George Prestero Peter Francis Scardigno Clair James Schrodt William Richard Wheeler Donald Vernon Colley Deaths It is with sincere regret that the Society announces the passing of the following to whose bereaved families and friends our deepest sympathy is extended: Vice Admiral William W. Behrens, Jr., USN (Ret.) Thomas Townsend Brown Dudley J . Clapp, Jr. Arnold H. Medbury - Forrest E. Steber BOOK REVIEWERS NEEDED The American Society of Naval Engineers is in need of qualified individuals who have sincere interest in reviewing books for the Naval Engineers Journal. If you are willing to read a book (usually pertaining to naval engineering or associated subjects), write a comprehensive review of about 400 words in length, and return the review to the Journal Committee within 45 days, the Society will allow you to keep the book that you reviewed. The following books are available: TITLE AUTHOR@) NO. of PAGES 9 Introduction to Naval Engineering Blank/Bock/Richardson 545 Guide to Efficient Burner Operation: Gas, Oil & Dual Fuel 312 Creative Financing For Energy Conservation & Cogeneration Payne 277 Bridge Analysis Simplijied Bak h t/ Jaeger 294 Numerical Heat Transfer Shih 563 Notes on Radiation Effects on Maierials Anno 342 Flow Visualization 111 Yang 887 Faulkner To Reserve a Book Call Cathy Reese - (703) 836-6727 between lOAM - 2PM (EST), Tuesday through Friday 14 Naval Engineers Journal, May 1986