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Ocean Engineering

  • ISSN: 0029-8018

Next planned ship date: April 19, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.2
  • Impact factor: 5

Ocean Engineering aims to provide a medium for the publication of original research and development work in the field of ocean engineering. The journal seeks papers in the follow… Read more

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Ocean Engineering aims to provide a medium for the publication of original research and development work in the field of ocean engineering.

The journal seeks papers in the following topics:

Ocean Engineering including: fixed and floating offshore platforms; pipelines and risers; cables and mooring; buoy technology; foundation engineering; ocean mining; marine and offshore renewable energy; aquaculture engineering; environmental protection; subsea engineering.

Naval Architecture including: ship and special marine vehicle design; intact and damaged stability; technology for energy efficiency and green shipping; ship production technology; decommissioning and recycling.

Polar and Arctic Engineering including: ice mechanics; ice-structure interaction; polar operations; polar design; environmental protection.

Automatic Control of Marine Systems including: automatic control; automation and autonomy for marine vehicles and systems

Underwater Technology including: AUV/ROV design; AUV/ROV hydrodynamics; maneuvering and control; underwater-specific communicating and sensing systems for AUV/ROVs.

In these fields, papers on the following technical topics are welcome.

Hydro- and Aerodynamics: CFD; vortex induced vibrations; fluid-structure interaction; hydroelasticity; linear and non-linear wave mechanics; buoyancy and stability; ship resistance and propulsion; seakeeping and controls; ship maneuvering; ship-radiated noise; wind-assisted propulsion; energy-efficient devices; hydroacoustics; aeroacoustics from offshore wind turbines.



Structural Mechanics: materials; limit state prediction and assessments; fatigue; fracture; structural health monitoring; collision and crash worthiness, degradation; ship strength.

Stochastic Calculations: stochastic processes; safety and reliability; risk and limit state design.

Experimental Approaches: instrumentation; full-scale measurements; model tests.

Marine equipment: risers; pipelines; ballast water treatment; air emissions treatment; underwater noise mitigation; and associated components or equipment.

Ocean Environmental Predictions: only for ocean structures and vessel operation and design: extreme event predictions; extreme statistics; wave groups; tsunamis; short-term environment predictions; impact of climate change. Note that broader environmental and climate models, sensing, and data sets should be submitted to climate and oceanographic journals.

Automatic Control of Marine Systems: Papers submitted in this subject area should have genuine value in naval architecture and maritime engineering and should include the validation of results preferably, by full-scale measurements or model-scale tests or, when this is not possible, by high-fidelity simulations. Methods used in papers should be validated in conditions that represent realistic marine environments.

Human Factors and Maritime Safety including: Maritime accidents; fatigue management; risk assessment; situational awareness; maritime training; human errors; human performance in operation; human factors in maritime accidents; safety culture; human factors taxonomy; all related to maritime engineering.

Ocean Engineering does not accept submissions on marine engines and auxiliary systems, heating and cooling systems, pumps, underwater explosions, sediment transport, purely theoretical papers without any application to ocean engineering, broad material science, and corrosion studies without a focus on naval architecture or offshore engineering.

Additionally, Ocean Engineering does not accept submissions focusing solely on military applications.