My research interests focus on marine design, with an emphasis on structural response and stochastic methods. Previously, I have worked extensively in lightweight aluminum structural design and analysis for high-speed vessels, including a multi-year ONR-funded effort as well as several Ship Structure Committee funded projects in this area. I have also worked in applying numerical hydrodynamic tools to the design process, although I do not consider myself a developer of analysis tools in the hydrodynamic field.
Specific areas of focus for me include:
- Limit-State and Reliability-Based Design
- Efficient Application of Numerical Analysis Tools to Design and Optimization
- Risk-Based Design
- Structural and Hydrodynamic Optimization Approaches
- Fatigue Design and Operational Support
- Ship Design Considering Uncertainty
- Aluminum Structures in the Marine Environment
Current Sponsored Research:
- “Aluminum Structures Research Program”, Office of Naval Research, 2010.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
- J2. Collette M, Incecik A. An approach for reliability-based fatigue design of welded joints on aluminum high-speed vessels. Journal of Ship Research. 2006;50(1):85-98.
- J1. Paik J, van der Veen S, Duran A, Collette M. Ultimate compressive strength design methods of aluminum welded stiffened panel structures for aerospace, marine and land-based applications: A benchmark study. Thin-Walled Structures. 2005;43(10):1550-66.
- BS1. Salvino L, Collette M. Monitoring Marine Structures. In: Encyclopedia of Structural Health Monitoring. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd; 2009.
Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications
- C8. Collette M, Wang X, Li J. Ultimate strength optimization of aluminum extrusions. In: SNAME Annual Meeting Proceedings. Providence, RI: SNAME; 2009:Paper 035.
- C7. Collette M. Impact of fusion welds on the ultimate strength of aluminum structures. In: 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS 2007).Vol 2. Houston, Texas; 2007:944-952.
- C6. Collette M, Lin W, Li J, Yu H, Engle A. Automated long-term motions and loads analysis for the design of novel vessels. In: 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS 2007).Vol 1. Houston, Texas; 2007:105-113.
- C5. Lin W, Collette M, Lavis D, Jessup S, Kuhn J. Recent hydrodynamic tool development and validation for motions and slam loads on ocean-going high-speed vessels. In: 10th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS 2007).Vol 2. Houston, Texas; 2007:1107-1116.
- C4. Downes J, Collette M, Incecik A. Analysis of hull girder strength in the damaged condition. In: 3rd ASRANet International Colloquium. Glasgow, Scotland; 2006.
- C3. Collette M, Cooper M, Mesbahi A, Incecik A. An integrated reliability, risk analysis, and cost model for preliminary structural design: a module of the SAFETY@SPEED design methodology. In: FAST 2005. St. Petersburg.
- C2. Paik J, van der Veen S., Duran A, Collette M. Considering aluminum welded panel structures for aerospace, marine and land-based applications: a comparison of ultimate compressive strength design methods. In: Proceedings of PRADS’2004, 9th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and other Floating Structures.Vol 2. Lubeck, Germany; 2004:727-735.
- C1. Collette M, Incecik A. An investigation of the options for evaluating the compressive strength and reliability of aluminium stiffened panels. In: FAST 2003.Vol Session B2. Ischia, Italy; 2003:17-24.
Additional Conference Publications and Presentations
- O2. Collette M, “Fatigue life management of high-speed, high performance aluminum ship structures: engineering support for design & operation”. Presented to the ASNE High Speed High Performance Ships and Craft Symposium. Annapolis, Maryland, January 2007.
- O1. Collette M, Incecik A. “Ultimate strength design and reliability of aluminum structures for high-speed craft”. Presented to Chesapeake Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Washington, DC, September 2005.