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rESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPING SAFE, COMFORTABLE AND EFFICIENT MARINE VESSELS BASED ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

At DLBA we strive to develop safe, comfortable and efficient marine vessels through the application of science and technology. Science and Technology (S&T) involves pushing the technology envelope to generate breakthroughs in engineering disciplines. Research and development (R&D) is focused more on generating an end product that may owe its origins to proven science and technology. Our team of technical experts has a wide portfolio of projects creating novel, low-risk solutions for tomorrow’s vessels.

OUR ACTIVITIES
WHAT WE DO

√  Hydrodynamic and aerodynamic model testing
√  Full-scale testing and evaluation
√  CFD studies
√  New product development
√  Technology integration
√  Requirements development

OUR PROCESS

BUILDING ON THE PAST AND EXPLORING THE FUTURE

DLBA’s experience in tackling difficult challenges has developed unique capabilities for solving the hard problems. We develop and participate in R&D programs based on proven S&T. We are familiar with both analytical and experimental approaches, and over time have developed and published numerous design procedures and empirical equations to advance the marine industry.


DLBA possesses the skills and experience to lead or support R&D programs. In these efforts we often work with outside consultants. Our association with other experts in the fields of hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics, and design/styling enables us to assemble the right team to achieve project goals with minimal risk.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO

DLBA has a history of using the lessons of the past to propel us toward innovative solutions which only come from staying on top of the latest technologies and ideas available. Check out our methods and the latest problems our team of problem-solvers are tackling.

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TECHNOLOGY IS LEADING THE WAY

TECHNICAL AND WHITE PAPERS OF THE DLBA UNIVERSITY

‘A LAST MINUTE REQUEST FOR SUPPORT WAS ANSWERED WITH CREATIVE THINKING AND A SOLUTION WAS PROVIDED ON TIME AND ON SCHEDULE’

JENNY MICHAELI

VIGOR LLC

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DLBA Naval Architects

860 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 201  Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 USA

Phone: 757-545-3700  |  Fax: 757-545-8227  | dlba@gibbscox.com

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