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Survivability, Structures, Materials and Environmental Department

The Survivability, Structures, Materials, and Environmental Department sustains the in-house knowledge and provides fundamental enabling technologies for enhanced ship integrity and performance and conducts full spectrum research, development, testing in the areas of:

  • Survivability - Analysis and development to protect against combat threats and peacetime hazards. Conduct and assess full-scale shock trails on at-sea systems and components.

  • Structures - Concepts, large-scale testing and design analysis methods to ensure stronger, lighter, more reliable ships and submarines.

  • Materials - Development and fleet support in metals, additive manufacturing, corrosion, welding, coatings, elastomers, polymers, ceramics, composites, fluids, fire protection and radiation detection, indication and computation (RADIAC).

  • Environmental Quality - Research and development (R&D) for shipboard environmental quality, pollution prevention, power and energy systems, battery safety, and solid/liquid waste management and treatment.