1 Department of Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Northwestern University3 University of Michigan4 Stanford University5 University of Cambridge6 Brown University7 Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc.8 Harvard University9 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark10 Brown University11 Harvard University
A Report on Future Research Directions
The goal of this report is to pursue a new paradigm for basic research in Solid and Structural Mechanics in order to serve the needs of the Navy of the 21st century. The framework for the report was established through meetings of the committee with Navy engineers and Office of Naval Research personnel, and through extensive deliberations among committee members representing diverse interests and experiences. Several technological challenges emerged that confront the Navy as it plans to carry out its future missions, and fundamental advances in Solid and Structural mechanics will be required to meet these challenges.