April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

SNAME New England Hears Two Student Papers

The recent meeting of the New England Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers featured the presentation of two papers by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Maine Maritime Academy.

The first presentation was made by George Tryantafyllou, a doctoral candidate in Ocean Engineering at M.I.T., who talked on the "Behavior of Elastic Membranes in a Current for Applications in Uranium Extraction." The author discussed the tremendous amounts of uranium that exist in ocean waters and then explained a proposed economic method for extracting it.

The second speaker was Paul E. Robie, of the Maine Maritime Academy, who delivered a paper entitled "Circulation Controlled Airfoils for Ship Propulsion." Mr.

Robie explained the mechanism of circulation controlled airfoils (Magnus effect) and gave the results of his study on the feasibility of using them as a supplemental means of ship propulsion.

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