G&C provides design, analysis and qualification testing EQT programs. These programs support both government and commercial ships, including environmental qualification testing process for various equipment and systems for shock, vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and other topside environmental requirements. Gibbs & Cox uses Finite Element Modeling (FEA) to design and assess foundations and hull structure, and to pursue shock qualification by way of Dynamic Design Analysis Method (DDAM) and Transient Shock Analyses (TSA).
Gibbs & Cox has supported the FFG 7 Class, DDG 51 Class, and LCS Freedom Class in the preparation, execution and completion of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST), and is currently supporting the upcoming CVN 78 FSST. In support of the LCS Freedom and CVN Carrier programs, Gibbs & Cox has also fully supported the management and tracking of the EQT process and Shock Deficiency Correction Plans (SDCP) for government furnished equipment EQT.
Total Ship Survivability requires a balanced and integrated consideration of the differing facets of ship design, including:
Gibbs & Cox is able to provide a detailed examination of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) data outputs showing how the results will affect the performance of the vessel and recommend design and changes for improvement.
Regarding Ship Signatures, G&C provides design guidance and analysis, test and data analysis services and ship integration support in the following technical areas:
Gibbs and Cox has comprehensive experience performing the following functions:
To combat vulnerability and increase recoverability, Gibbs & Cox can develop:
Gibbs & Cox has a specialty engineering department dedicated entirely to naval ship survivability, with extensive experience in:
Gibbs & Cox’s engineers are as comfortable at sea as they are in the office. As test exercises occur both pier-side and while underway, Gibbs & Cox is able to support extended time at sea for T&E events.
Gibbs & Cox successfully executes test events on time, on budget, and while managing live casualties safely. We are also able to process data collection points, interpret and analyze data collected for future design recommendations, and provide findings and lessons learned in report format.