Gibbs & Cox has experience in performing the engineering analyses and studies required to design or upgrade all types of surface combatants. Our engineers have the necessary background to perform the stress, shock, vibration, thermal expansion, heat transfer, pressure drop, finite element and acoustic analyses required for the system design/engineering associated with the full range of mechanical, marine and structural systems. The electrical and electronic engineers are versed in the system design and integration engineering necessary to develop or enhance the full range of shipboard electrical/electronic systems. They are extremely capable in the areas of electric load, fault current, voltage drop and lighting analyses.

Gibbs & Cox engineers have complete familiarity with developing the schematics, diagrams, operational test procedures, technical manuals and installation drawings associated with the marine, mechanical, structural, and electrical/electronic disciplines as they relate to ship design and upgrades. Our experience includes the preparation of ship and equipment procurement specifications, proposal evaluations, design reviews and qualification approvals. In performing our engineering analyses, Gibbs & Cox employs traditional manual methods, automated spread sheets, a full complement of specialized commercial and proprietary software including finite element analysis (FEA) software and computer aided design and engineering packages. Where necessary, Gibbs & Cox will modify or enhance existing software, or develop new programs, to address the special needs of a program.

Marine Engineering
Gibbs & Cox has extensive experience in the Marine Engineering sciences covering the development and analysis of ship propulsion systems, fluid and gas and HVAC distributive systems to the level of definition necessary to support a ship design phase effort or upgrade program.

Propulsion System Design
Gibbs & Cox possesses extensive experience in design, integration, and testing of surface ship propulsion power systems. Proven design capability supports feasibility and trade-off studies, preliminary designs, contract designs and detail designs of shipboard and land-based test site propulsion systems installations, as well as test and trials support and problem identification and correction. Propulsion system design tasks performed by Gibbs & Cox include:

Mechanical and electric drive systems Propulsion system trade-off studies to optimize performance and cost Hydrodynamic design and model testing, speed/powering and fuel endurance analyses Equipment sizing, selection, procurement and evaluation
Shafting sizing, arrangement, and alignment studies Equipment and hull girder vibration analysis.

Airborne and structure borne noise predictions

  • Scale model and full size flow testing of intake/uptake systems
  •  RMA/FMECA analysis
  •  Survivability analysis
  •  Dynamic response analysis
  •  Controls system engineering
  •  Total ownership cost analyses
  •  Land based test site design