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WARSHIP 2021: Future Technologies in Naval Submarines

2-3 June 2021




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RINA invites papers on the impact of evolving / future technologies and process improvements on the design, build and support of Naval Submarines.


The following topics are of interest:

  • Understanding the implications of new technologies on submarine operations
  • Application of Intelligent Systems
  • Innovative power systems and energy storage
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Digitalisation in Submarines
  • Human-Autonomy Teaming and Human Factors Considerations in Design
  • Novel materials; their underwater application
  • Driving down through life cost
  • Availability improvement
  • Streamlining build processes; reduced time and reduced cost
  • Applications of Additive Manufacturing
  • The role of class in submarine acceptance
  • Novel approaches to platform life extension
  • Design for Submarine Disposal

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Non members: £200

Speakers: £50

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Keynote Speakers

Radm BECKETTRAdm Keith BECKETT CBE CEng FIMarEST. Technical Director of the SDA (Submarine Delivery Agency) as well as Deputy CEO, as well as CSSE (Chief Strategic Systems Executive). Promoted to Rear Admiral in November 2014, he has returned to the DE&S to serve as the Chief Strategic Systems Executive and UK project officer for the Polaris Sales Agreement.  His responsibilities were expanded in December 2015 to incorporate the role of Director Submarine Support within the Submarines Operating Centre. Read more...

Annabelle Ransome - Warship 2021Annabelle RANSOME-WILLIAMS. SSNR Team Leader. Has developed teams and ways of working to uplift productivity and performance standards, delivering: Equipment Management services for the Royal Navy; Class Output of T23 and T45 warship availability, and building new capability (people, teams and processes) at the Waterfront. In the SSN(R) project, she has set up business-critical activities: identifying and exploiting build and sustainment opportunities. Read more...


>Preliminary Programme<


Applying Modern Process Automation and Optimisation Tools to the Design of Submarine Structures D. Graham, QinetiQ, UK

The design and hydrodynamic assessment of a submarine concept with off-axis propulsion P. Crossland, QinetiQ, UK / R. Crocker, BAE Systems, UK / S. Machin, Submarine Delivery Agency, UK

Hydrodynamic loads and flow structure analysis for a surfaced submarine using captive model experiments A. Conway, Defence Science and Technology Group & Australian Maritime College, Australia / C. Kumar, QinetiQ, Australia A. Rolls, Australian Maritime College, Launceston, Australia / A. Fowler, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia / A. Cameron, Defence Science and Technology Group & QinetiQ, Australia

Submarine Maneuvers in a Simulator C. E. Guedes do Nascimento, E. Aoun Tannuri, Escola Politécnica da USP, Brazil

Ancillary Battery Technology – Where it Came from and Where it’s Going M. Moody, D. Mitchell, BMT, UK

An Innovative UCL Concept Submarine Design for an All-electric Boat R. Pawling, UCL, UK

Design of Delta Wing Autonomous Underwater Gliders for Long Term Sustainable & Stealth Reconnaissance Using Numerical Studies G. Mukesh, R. Vijayakumar, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Estimation of damage caused by the impact of an exercise torpedo on a submarine pressure hull structure R. Castillo, Chilean Navy, Chile N. Bradbeer, UCL, UK

CAD System Distinctive Features in Submarine Design R. Perez, SENER Madrid, Spain

Reference Designs: An Aid for Enhanced Engagement in Submarine Procurement A. Walchester, BMT Global, UK

Sustainable Submarine Design L. Hammock, BMT Global, UK

Who Says There Are No Real Choices in Submarine Design? D. AndrewsUniversity College London, UK

The vertical force required from the aft control surfaces to enable a submarine to maintain a level turn H Kim, Australian Maritime College, Australia / D Ranmuthugala, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia / M R Renilson, Pacific ESI, Australia

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