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Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering

Faculty

Morabito

Michael G. Morabito, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director of Naval Architecture Program
  •  Phone: 410-293-6428
  •  Fax: 410-293-2219
  •  E-mail: morabito@usna.edu
  •   Chauvenet 201

Education


  • Ph.D., Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2011
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic University, 2007
  • B.S., Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, Webb Institute, 2005

Professional Experience


  • Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, US Naval Academy
    • Associate Professor, 2016 - present
    • Assistant Professor, 2011 – 2016
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
    • Research Assistant Professor, 2010 – 2011
    • Research Engineer, 2007 - 2010
    • Adjunct Professor, 2007 – 2010

Professional Memberships & Registration


Awards


  • Vice Admiral Cochrane Award, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (2015)
  • Vice Admiral Cochrane Award, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (2011)
  • Lewis Nixon Award for Best Thesis in Naval Architecture, Webb Institute (2005)

Professional & Community Service


  • Program Director, Naval Architecture, 2016 - present
  • Faculty Advisors Committee, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2012 - present
  • Quality Systems Group, International Towing Tank Conference, 2013 - present
  • Trident Committee, USNA Division of Engineering and Weapons, 2014 - present

Research & Publications


  • MORABITO, M.G., LORIO, J. “Exploratory Tests of Seaplane Skipping.”  13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST 2015, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • MORABITO, M.G. “Prediction of planing hull side forces in yaw using slender body oblique impact theory.”  Ocean Engineering. 101 (2015) 47-57
  • MORABITO, M.G. “Re-analysis of William Froude’s Studies of Planing Craft.”  The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, International Journal of Small Craft Technology. Vol. 157 Part B1 2015.
  • MORABITO, M.G., Pavkov, M., Timmins, C. and Beaver, W. “Experiments on Directional Stability of Stepped Planing Hulls.” Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (May, 2014)
  • MORABITO, M.G. “Empirical Equations of Planing Hull Bottom Pressures.”  Journal of Ship Research, Vol. 58, No. 4, December 2014, pp. 185-200.
  • MORABITO, M.G. and Pavkov, M.E. “Experiments with Stepped Planing Hulls for Special Operations Craft.” The Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.  Part B – International Journal of Small Craft Technology.  Vol. 156, Part B2, 2014.
  • RADOJCIC, D. Morabito, M. Simic, A. and Zgradic, A. “Modeling with Regression Analysis and Artificial Neural Networks the Resistance and Trim of Series 50 Experiments with V-Bottom Motor Boats.” Journal of Ship Production and Design, Vol. 30, No. 4, November 2014.  pp 153-174
  • PAVKOV, M.E. and Morabito, M.G. Experimental Investigation of Trimaran Models in Shallow Water.  Journal of Ship Production and Design Vol. 30 No. 2. (February 2014). 66-78.
  • MORABITO, M.G. Study of the Two-Dimensional Spray Formed near a Discontinuity using the Helmholtz-Kirchoff Theory of Free Jets.  Ocean Engineering 75 (2014) 30-36.
  • MORABITO, M.G. Planing in Shallow Water at Critical Speed.  Journal of Ship Research Vol. 57 No. 2. (June 2013). 98-111
  •  MORABITO, M.G. “Re-Analysis of Series 50 Tests of V-Bottom Motor Boats.” Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Annual Meeting, 2013. (Transactions)
  • SAVITSKY, D and MORABITO, M.G. “Origin and Characteristics of the Spray Patterns Generated by Planing Hulls.” Journal of Ship Production and Design, Vol. 27, No. 2.(May 2011) pp63-83
  • SAVITSKY, D and MORABITO, M.G. “Surface Wave Contours Associated with the Forebody Wake of Stepped Planing Hulls.” Marine Technology, Volume 47, Number 1, January 2010, pp1-16
  •  MORABITO, Michael G. “Experimental Investigation of the Lift and Interference of Asymmetric Planing Catamaran Demi-Hulls,” 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST, Honolulu, HI, September 2011.
  • YEN, Timothy, MORABITO, Michael G, IMAS, Len, DZIELSKI, John and DATLA, Raju. “Investigation of Cylinder Planing on a Flat Free Surface,” 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, FAST, Honolulu, HI, September 2011.
  • MORABITO, M.G. and SNODGRASS, J. 2010, The use of Small Model Testing and Full Scale Trials in the Design of Motor Yachts.” Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium
  • MORABITO, M.G. 2006, “The Herreshoff Racing Launch, X.P.D.N.C.” Classic Yacht Symposium
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