Special Issue "Contemporary Research on Improving the Performance of Modern Marine Vehicles"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Interests: green shipping; marine hydrodynamics; ship dynamics; resistance and powering; ship design and optimization; nonlinear wave–body interaction
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Prof. Dr. Fuzhen Pang
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Guest Editor
College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: ship vibration; structural dynamics; hydrodynamic noise; radiated noise; vibro-acoustic coupling; vibration and acoustics of composite structures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine transportation plays a crucial role in global trade; the performance of modern marine vehicles has significantly improved over the past few decades, largely driven by IMO regulations. In addition, the demand for high-quality food and stable energy supplies brings new applications and challenges for ships and marine vehicles. As a result, researchers and engineers are striving to develop advanced technologies to improve the performance of modern marine vehicles in alignment with the rapid expansion of industry trends, including IoT, data mining, digital twin, AI, etc.

This Special Issue aims to bring together cutting-edge research and insights from experts in the field, focusing on improving the performance of modern marine vehicles in both design and off-design conditions. Subsequently, it will cover a range of topics related to marine vehicle performance, including (but not limited to):

  • The design and optimization of hull forms for improved hydrodynamic performance;
  • The development of innovative propulsion systems, such as wind-propulsion, hybrid-electric and fuel cell systems;
  • The prediction method and control technology of ship vibrations and underwater noise;
  • The prediction and protection of ship shock vibration and noise;
  • The application of composite materials in the ship’s design;
  • Novel technologies for reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel efficiency;
  • Emerging technologies for ship performance monitoring;
  • The prediction of marine vehicle performance in a seaway;
  • The optimization of ship operation;
  • Data analytics in maritime applications.

We hope this Special Issue will provide a valuable resource for worldwide researchers, engineers, and practitioners working in the marine vehicle engineering and design field. We believe the articles in this issue will inspire new ideas and innovations, leading to further advancements in the performance of modern marine vehicles.

Dr. Shukui Liu
Prof. Dr. Fuzhen Pang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • green shipping
  • marine hydrodynamics
  • ship vibration and noise
  • composite materials for vibration and noise reduction
  • low noise design for modern marine vehicles
  • model experiment and full-scale measurement
  • holistic modeling of the resistance and propulsion system
  • maritime safety
  • sensor technology, data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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