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Bath Iron Works

Appoints Igo Jekkals

Igo Jekkals

John F. Sullivan, president of

Bath Iron Works Corporation,

Bath, Maine, has announced the appointment of Igo Jekkals as manager of manufacturing engi- neering for the shipyard. In his new position, Mr. Jekkals will have responsibility for plant main- tenance and engineering, indus- trial engineering, Maritime Ad- ministration (MarAd) programs, and office maintenance.

Mr. Jekkals worked for the

General Electric Company since 1965, prior to joining BIW last year.

Most recently, he was manager of manufacturing engineering op- erations at the Switchgear Equip- ment Business Division of Gen- eral Electric in Philadelphia, Pa.

Mr. Jekkals is a graduate of the Case Institute of Technology,

Cleveland, Ohio, and holds a B.S. degree in metallurgical engineer- ing, as well as an M.B.A. degree in business administration from

Western New England College,

Springfield, Mass.

Bath Iron Works is a wholly owned subsidiary of Congoleum

Corporation, a nationally recog- nized style, design, and product leader in the resilient floor cov- ering field, and is a manufacturer of furniture and furnishings for the mobile home industry.

Webb Institute

Receives Grant For

Research Facilities

Webb Institute of Naval Ar- chitecture, Glen Cove, N.Y., has announced that a grant has just been received from the National

Science Foundation to provide substantial financial assistance in the construction of a hydrauli- cally driven oscillating table. The table will provide both angular and lateral motions over a wide range of frequencies and ampli- tudes, with any desired phase re- lationship, and will be used ini- tially for the investigation of dynamic forces and pressures caused by liquid sloshing in tanks of ships carrying liquid cargoes.

There are indications of strong interest in these sloshing loads in the shipbuilding industry, par- ticularly in relation to the prob- lems of design of LNG tankers.

The new oscillating table can also be used for studies of tank- type stablizers. It is expected that it will be applied to student thesis projects, as well as to spon- sored research studies.

This new piece of equipment is part of a laboratory facilities improvement program at Webb

Institute. A PDP-11/05 Comput- er, recently donated by the EDO

Corp., College Point, N.Y., forms the nucleus for a digital data re- cording system for the model basin. This permits computer processing of test data expedi-

Launching offshore platform, Port of Oakland. n tiously and accurately, in partic- ular to make spectral analyses of wave response records for tests in irregular seas. The National

Science Foundation also provided financial assistance for this sys- tem, as well as for planned im- provements in the tank drive equipment and a new force and motion dynamometer for the car- riage.

The Webb Center for Maritime

Studies is now in a position to carry out a much wider range of experimental studies of motions and loads on ships, floating plat- forms, mooring systems and in- ternal tanks, either in regular waves or in irregular waves hav- ing any specified spectrum. Other financial assistance for tank in- strumentation for studies relating to general specific problems of safety of ships at sea has been given by the Life Saving Benev- olent Association of New York.



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