Year of Publication


Degree Name

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Document Type

Master's Thesis




Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. John Young


Mechanical stresses placed on ferromagnetic materials while under the influence of a magnetic field are known to cause changes to the permanent magnetization of the material. Modeling this phenomenon is vital to the safety of ocean faring ships. In this thesis, a quasi-strip theory method of computing the nonlinear wave induced motion of a ship is developed, and the fluid pressure on the surface of the hull is used to determine the mechanical stresses. An existing magnetostatic volume integral equation code is used to evaluate the effects of the ship motion and hull stresses. The resulting changes in the magnetic field for various ship forms are presented to demonstrate the effects of given sea states.

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