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Project Selection Procedure

The Committee evaluates and scores project ideas each year based on certain focus areas. Those focus areas are decided based on the interests of the member agencies. The projects that address pertinent issues within focus areas will be scored highest. Of all the projects evaluated, the TOP TEN are published here and represent the pool of projects member agencies can back. Those projects in the TOP TEN that are not funded are automatically added to the pool of ideas for the following year's voting, and the authors will be given a chance to update/revise them as necessary.

The projects that were selected in the most recent voting year are listed below. If you have a project that you would like considered by the Committee, subscribe to our mailing list to receive updates on solicitation timeline. Project proposals are typically solicited in the October/November timeframe.

2018 TOP TEN Projects, in order of voting:
1. 18-04 Localized Weld Repair of Fatigue-Cracked and-or Corrosion-Damaged Aluminum Structures
2. 18-05 Exploring the Suitability of COTS Structural Health Monitoring Hardward and Software for Naval Use
3. 18-11 Guide for Application: FEA in Design and Assessment of Ship Structures
4. 18-13 Application of a Reliability-Based Design Loads Generator (DLG) to Determine Hull Pressure Forces for use in Finite Element Methods
5. 18-06 Ultimate Strength of Ice Class Ship Structures in Intact and Damaged Conditions
6. 18-01 Risk-based Structural Life Management System
7. 18-14 Low Temperature Steel Selection
8. 18-02 Investigation of Fatigue and Fracture Characteristics for High Manganese Steel Considering Temperature Effects
9. 18-09 Extraction of Real-Time, Full-Field Dynamic Stress and Strain using Finite Element Model Information and Limited Sets of Measured Data for Vessel Structural Health Monitoring
10. 18-08 Importance of Fabrication and Detailing

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