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Data

For the past 45 years, the Naval Academy Hydromechanics Laboratory (NAHL) has collected and analyzed an extensive amount of student and faculty/staff experimental data.  Such data encompasses the full spectrum of naval architecture/marine engineering and ocean/coastal engineering research.  Though much of this historic data still remains unpublished (or in a paper-only format), NAHL now strives to digitize past experimental results to encourage future collaboration and technical exploration.
StandardG Software
StandardG is a free/publicly-available, MATLAB-based algorithm for analyzing shipboard accelerations.  This algorithm was developed and improved by NAHL's previous Branch Head, Mr. John Zseleczky.  For a downloadable copy of StandardG, please contact the current NAHL Branch Head by e-mail.
ENM Capstone Model Database

Midshipmen in the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (ENM) major develop comprehensive ship designs/models during their senior (1/C) year at USNA.  These capstone designs, though academic/educational in nature, still depend on a mastery of fundamental naval architecture principles/concepts.  Recently, the field of machine learning (ML) has generated a demand signal for historic ship design data, including towing tank test data.  In an effort to support future ML research, NAHL has created (and will now maintain) a publicly-accessible (digital) database of student capstone models and associated experimental data.


CLASS OF 2020

  • HBH50 Sailboat
  • Icebreaker
  • Mexican Patrol Boat
  • Philippine Catamaran
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Whale Watcher

CLASS OF 2019

  • British Royal Yacht
  • Cruise Ship
  • Icebreaker
  • JSSV
  • Yacht
  • ROPAX Ferry
  • Submarine 1
  • Submarine 2

CLASS OF 2018

  • Arctic Yacht
  • Container Ship
  • Icebreaker
  • Paddlewheel
  • RV JAMES CAMERON
  • Submarine

CLASS OF 2017

  • YXP
  • PBX
  • Dive Boat
  • Fire Boat
  • Sport Fishing Vessel

CLASS OF 2016

  • Commuter Vessel
  • Fishing Yacht
  • OSV
  • POTUS
  • ROPAX
  • Wake Boat

CLASS OF 2015

  • Dinner Boat
  • J-Class
  • Luxury Yacht
  • Sail Cargo Ship
  • Seaplane

CLASS OF 2014

  • Fire Boat
  • Motor Yacht
  • Offshore Supply Vessel
  • Sail Racer
  • Submarine 1
  • Submarine 2
  • Tanker
  • Dinner Boat
  • Training Ship

CLASS OF 2013

  • TRANSPAC 52
  • High-Speed Response Craft
  • Motor Yacht
  • Bering Sea Crabber
  • Anti-Piracy Vessel
  • Channel Ferry
  • Submarine

CLASS OF 2012

  • RORO
  • Sailboat
  • OPC
  • Superintendent's Barge
  • Dive Boat
  • Anti-Piracy Vessel
  • Axechine
  • Polar Vessel
  • Archaeology Vessel
  • Frigate

CLASS OF 2011

  • Cruising Sailboat
  • IRC Racer
  • Pirate Ship
  • USCG Cutter
  • Bering Sea Crabber
  • Anti-Submarine Combatant Craft
  • Chesapeake Crabber

CLASS OF 2010

  • Mid-Size Motor Yacht
  • Convertible Sport Fishing Boat
  • Medium Motor Yacht
  • Luxury Caribbean Motor Yacht
  • Fire Boat
  • Ferry
  • Presidential Yacht
  • Mine Hunter Catamaran

CLASS OF 2009

  • Coastal Submarine
  • Debris Management Vessel
  • Dinner Boat
  • Fire Boat
  • Sailboat

CLASS OF 2008

  • USCG Vessel
  • Dinner Boat
  • Dive Boat
  • Escort Tug
  • Fishing Vessel
  • VOST 55
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