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Naval Architecture

The Shearer Group, Inc. is a naval architecture and marine engineering firm offering a wide range of design, engineering and analysis services. The Shearer Group, Inc. utilizes state of the art computer modeling and design tools in concert with time honored design practices to develop innovative and functional designs that meet our customers' diverse requirements.

Naval architecture is the heart of our business. The field of naval architecture focuses on the design of floating structures. The science of naval architecture centers on hull design. This includes the hydrodynamic and hydrostatic characteristics of the hull, as well as a hull’s structural and functional arrangements. Naval Architecture calculations include strength and stability analyses, as well as resistance and performance prediction studies. Many other design and engineering efforts required for vessel construction are also performed by The Shearer Group, Inc. and can be found under the tabs for Marine Engineering and Marine Surveying and Technical Support.

Our naval architects are graduates of University of Michigan and the University of New Orleans. Many of The Shearer Group, Inc.’s naval architects have Master’s degrees in addition to their Bachelor’s degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and two have Professional Engineering Licenses. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and ability to listen to our clients’ needs, and to deliver on those requirements. 

Naval Architecture Company

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Specific services include:

  • Hull Design
  • Appendage Design
  • Structural Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Hydrostatic Analysis
  • Stability Analysis
  • Performance Prediction
  • Resistance Calculations
  • Model Testing
  • Seakeeping Analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Weight Estimating
  • Deadweight Surveys
  • Stability Tests (inclining experiments)
  • Tonnage Calculations
  • Casualty Analyses
  • Incident Response Assistance
  • Program design and execution