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The University of Southampton
Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Aspects of Ship Vibration Seminar

12:00 - 13:00
6 June 2013
Southampton University Highfield Campus Building 28, room 2001 You are welcome to join us. Tea, coffee and refreshment will be available.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr. Yeping Xiong on 02380 596619 or email .

Event details

We are very pleased to announce our FSI invited seminar will be given by Prof. John Carlton, FREng, President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Director of International Institute for Cavitations Research and Director of The City Transport Hub at the City University London.

The talk will discuss some aspects of ship vibration which will embrace excitation from shed vortices from the ship and its appendages. The discussion will include vibrations issues associated with fin stabilisers, propellers, ducts, shaft brackets and directional stabilisers

Speaker information

Professor John Stephen Carlton, City University London. BIOGRAPHY: Professor John Stephen Carlton FREng D.Sc., B.A., C.Eng., C.Mar.Eng., F.I.Mech.E., F.R.I.N.A., F.I.Mar.EST. Following training as a mechanical engineer and mathematician, Professor Carlton served in the Royal Naval Scientific Service undertaking research into underwater vehicle hydrodynamic design and propulsors. Five years later he joined Stone Manganese Marine Ltd as a propeller designer and research engineer. During this time he specialised in controllable pitch propellers and transverse propulsion units but also undertook analysis into other aspects of ship propulsion technology; particularly in the fields of ship powering and manoeuvring. In 1975, he joined Lloyd’s Register, first in the Technical Investigation Department and after nine years transferred to the Advanced Engineering Department as its Deputy Head. He later moved to the newly formed Performance Technology Department where he initiated and led several research and development activities in the fields of ship hydrodynamics, diesel engine technology, machinery condition monitoring and control technology. In 1992 he returned to the Technical Investigation Department as the Senior Principal Surveyor and Head of Department in which capacity he served for 11 years and then, in 2003, Professor Carlton was invited to become the Global Head of Marine Technology for Lloyd’s Register. After 35 years within Lloyd’s Register, Professor Carlton was then invited to become Professor of Marine Engineering at the City University London in which capacity he now serves and is responsible for the postgraduate maritime studies. He is also a director of both the newly formed International Institute for Cavitation Research and The City Transport Hub, both centred on the University. During his career he has presented and published around 120 technical papers and articles on many aspects of marine technology as well as having written a textbook on marine propellers and propulsion. He is also a contributing author to the Marine Engineering Reference Book. Professor Carlton has been awarded the Denny Gold Medal of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology twice and has also won the Stanley Gray Award for Marine Technology twice. Additionally, he is active in a number of research groups and has sat on several international and government committees. In 2006 he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science for his contribution to marine technology. Professor Carlton is currently President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011.

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