Staff

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Nicholas Barczak, PE

Nicholas Barczak

Nicholas Barczak

President

 

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in naval architecture
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Experienced in advanced engineering analysis
  • Experienced in research and development

 

Quote

I started DMS because I believe a naval architect should care about more than earning revenue from the next contract.  My first concern is always making a better ship.  Whether that means more efficient, faster, easier to operate . . . every ship should be on a perpetual quest of improvement.

Personal Traits

  • A traditional tall ship sailor.
  • A geek who thinks ships are awesome.
  • An idealist who wants boats to be even more awesome!
  • I love to be outdoors:  on the water, backpacking, or camping.

Licenses

P.E. State of Washington

P.E. State of Texas

Education

Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Design

June, 2008:  University of Southampton, U.K.

Experience

Over a decade of experience in maritime consulting.

Vessels

  • Small workboats
  • Tugs / Towboats / Pushboats
  • Fishing vessels
  • Military craft
  • Ferries
  • Barges – various types
  • Research vessels
  • Passenger vessels
  • Polar class vessels
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Innovative concepts
  • Much more.

 

Materials

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Composites (fiberglass, carbon fiber, aramid, etc.)

Major Skills

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 95% 95%
  • Finite Element Analysis 90% 90%
  • Stability Analysis 85% 85%
  • Computer Automation 90% 90%
  • Seakeeping / Mooring Analysis 82% 82%
  • Structural Design / Analysis 85% 85%
  • Vessel Design 80% 80%