Maritime Engineering Journal

Canada’s Naval Technical Forum

The Maritime Engineering Journal (MEJ) has been the principal publication of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Technical Community; this community includes past and present serving members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Public Servants. Since 1982, the MEJ provides unclassified discussion surrounding naval technical challenges, naval history, and human interest stories from within the Naval Technical Community. 

Feature Article

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Structural Fatigue: A Forward-Thinking Approach for the Joint Support Ship [Issue 100]

As the saying goes, nothing lasts forever. Unfortunately, ships are no different. As vessels age, the ability of a ship’s structure to resist imposed stresses diminishes.

Read more: Structural Fatigue: A Forward-Thinking Approach for the Joint Support Ship...

Propulsion Gearing — How close to “the edge” is 0.1 mm? [Issue 100]

How often have we repeated the same manoeuvre over and over again with no issue, until one day something happens?

Read more: Propulsion Gearing — How close to “the edge” is 0.1 mm?...

Technical Service Paper: A Proposal to Modify the Low-Pressure Air System Cooling Arrangement aboard Halifax-class Frigates [Issue 100]

A number of Halifax-class frigates have experienced seawater flooding of their low-pressure air (LPA) system.

Read more: Technical Service Paper: A Proposal to Modify the Low-Pressure Air System Cooling Arrangement aboard Halifax-class Frigates...

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