The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announced its tenth Propellers and Shafting Symposium to be held at the Cavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach (USA) Virginia, September 17-18, 2003. The Technical and Research Program of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in cooperation with the Hampton Roads Section of SNAME, is once again providing an opportunity for ship owners, operators, builders, and designers, together with the research community, to explore and discuss the latest developments in propellers and their associated shafting systems for modern high-powered ships.
This will be the tenth symposium presented by SNAME since the first Propellers '75. Originally the symposium was initiated as a result of propeller failures being experienced at that time. It has since expanded to address all aspects of propulsor design, manufacturing, performance, testing, and maintenance. Papers related to supporting shaft systems have also been added to the content. This year's symposium will offer a large number and variety of technical papers from the United States and throughout the world. The strong technical program, coupled with the oceanside location at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, offers attendees an ideal atmosphere and forum for formal and informal technical discussions.