Joint Industry Project



The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has contracted MARIN to carry out Fatigue Structural Maintenance Validation Work on a Coast Guard Cutter. The goal is to further improve understanding of the fatigue life, to increase the confidence level in predicting the fatigue life and to forecast structural maintenance needs of Coast Guard Cutters.


The main benefits for participants are:
  • Insight into the physics and operational factors that govern fatigue damage
  • Data from sea trials and model testing to validate own tools
  • Detailed insight into validity of contemporary concepts/tools


USCG, American Bureau of Shipping, BAE SYSTEMS, Bassin D'Essais des Carenes, Bureau Veritas, Defence R&D Canada, Lloyd’s Register, Northrop Grumman, Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and MARIN are confirmed participants in the project.