This course is intended to teach modern systematic design techniques used in the practice of naval engineering. The emphasis is placed on usage of CAD tools for ship hullform design and development. Methodology for the development of design objective(s), literature surveys, base case designs, and design alternatives are given. Students are encouraged to select their senior capstone design project near the end of the course, form teams, and commence preliminary work.
Senior design courses. Complete design sequence with a required capstone project spanning two semesters. The capstone design project will use the entire range of knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses. The project will include extensive instruction in, and incorporation of, engineering standards, professional ethics, environmental impacts, and economics. These aims will be accomplished by providing students with realistic ship design performance requirements, and instruction and advice from practicing ship design professionals.
This course is the first one of a two-course sequence and the focus will be on marine engineerign aspects and machinery considerations. Topics covered in this course include: Diesel engines, steam turbines and gas turbines as marine prime movers. Thermodynamic cycles, ratings, matching to loads. Engine-propeller matching. Mechanical transmission of power to marine loads. Ship Design Process, Mission and Owner's Requirements, Regulatory and Classification Requirements, Design/Production Integration and Ship Building Process.
Center for Maritime Systems
Research & Education
M.S., 2007, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, Ocean Engineering, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering.
B.S., 2005, Webb Institute, Glen Cove, NY, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Thesis Title: Early Racing Power Boats
Experimental Marine Hydrodynamics
Early Racing Power Boats
Experience & Service
New Energy Works Timberframers
Bath Iron Works
SSPA (Swedish Towing Tank)
American RoRo Corporation
Achievements & Professional Societies
Honors & Awards
Lewis H. Nixon Memorial Prize for Best Thesis in Naval Architecture, Webb Institute 2005
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
American Society of Naval Engineers
Morabito, M.. "Model Tests of Two Planing Hulls at 1/12 Scale", Technical Report SIT-DL-07-9-2861, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Benilov, A., Sutin, A., Roh, H., DeLorme, M., Morabito, M., Datla, R.. "Turbulent Bubble Wake Behind a Surface Ship Model", Technical Report SIT-07-12-2859, The Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Morabito, M., Qi, J.. "Model Tests of Five Planing Hulls at 1/12 Scale", Technical Report SIT-DL-07-9-2856, Davidson Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Michael Morabito. "The Herreshoff Racing Launch, X.P.D.N.C.", 2006 Classic Yacht Symposium.