To provide the necessary development, testing and evaluation of metallic material to meet stringent Navy certification requirements. The NMC will also develop a Navy material property database (NMATDB), which will contain material and corrosion property data and provide continued software and management support of the deployed system and procurement of licenses for the defined user base.
Metallic materials developed over the past two decades have the potential to improve the performance and/or affordability of naval ship structures and machinery components. The advanced development, testing and evaluation required for the materials to be certified for naval applications has not been done. Without materials that are pre-certified for use in critical structural or machinery applications, it is likely that only pre-approved materials will be utilized for future combatant ships and new materials and technologies will not be adopted by the shipbuilders.
This project will be pivotal in certifying new materials and technologies for use in naval applications and will impact current and future weapon system construction programs including DDG 1000, CVN-78 and VIRGINIA (SSN 774).
The project will impact current and future weapon system construction programs including DDG, CVN-78 and SSN-774 class ships.