Patrick Hudson

Patrick Hudson, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Managing Engineer
Mechanical Engineering
Orange County
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Dr. Hudson specializes in marine vessels, floating structures, and waterfront infrastructure. He applies his expertise to the investigation and analysis of naval and commercial vessels, recreational boats, ship repair, marine cranes, marine terminals and facilities, coastal engineering, subsea cables, industrial diving operations, and marine workplace safety. His project experience includes reconstruction of commercial and recreational vessel accidents, analysis of vessel allisions and collisions, vessel grounding and sinking, stability analysis of vessels and barges, ship cargo securement and damage, seawalls, and operations related to drydocks and ship repair facilities. He has investigated marinas, residential and commercial piers and docks, vessel moorings and marine anchor systems, underwater vehicles, and waterfront construction.

Dr. Hudson has over 30 years of experience in naval architecture and ocean engineering, including vessel design, condition assessment, and failure analysis. He is a retired Commander and Engineering Duty Officer in the U.S. Navy, having served for a combined 26 years of active and reserve duty. His most recent service included several years in the Navy’s ship repair and salvage communities, where he focused on heavy lift and drydocking of damaged vessels.

Dr. Hudson was an Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the United States Naval Academy, as well as Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Tech, where he taught undergraduate and graduate-level university courses in naval architecture, marine propulsion, ports & harbors, and offshore and coastal engineering.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • B.S., Naval Architecture, United States Naval Academy, 1989
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

    Past President, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, & Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #38178

Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas, #128035

Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland, #31148

Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia, #0402-024913

Publications

Hudson, Patrick, Aground Upon the Sands:  An Investigation into the Wave-Induced Migration of Grounded Ships, VDM Verlag CDR Müller, Saarbrücken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3639139532, 2009, 212 pages.

Fredriksson, D.W., I. Tsukrov, and P. Hudson (2008) “Engineering Investigation of Design Procedures for Closed Containment Marine Aquaculture Systems,” Aquacultural Engineering, Vol. 39 (2-3), November 2008, pp. 91-102.

Hudson, Patrick J., CAPT Jim Wilkins, Steve Quinn, Nigel Hills, Robert Wasalaski, and Emmanuel Ofosu-Apeasah, (2005) “Overcoming Interoperability Challenges for Joint and Coalition Heavy Lift Transportation Operations,” Proceedings of ASNE Day 2005, American Society of Naval Engineers, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 25-27 April 2005.

McCormick, Michael E., David Kraemer, Patrick Hudson, and William Nobel (2002), Analysis of the Added Mass of a Barge in Restricted Waters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C., ERDC/ITL TR-02-B.

McCormick, Michael E. and Patrick J. Hudson (2001), “An Analysis of the Motions of Grounded Ships,” International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, Vol. 11(2), pp. 99-105.

Prior Experience

Marine Practice Leader, Envista Forensics, 2019 – 2021

National Marine Division Manager, Rimkus Consulting Group, 2017 – 2019

District Manager and Forensic Engineer, Unified Investigations & Sciences, Inc., 2016 – 2017

Branch Head, U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, 2015 – 2016

Senior Naval Architect, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, 2009 – 2015

President and Principal Naval Architect, Moment Engineering, Inc., 2008 – 2015

Commander, Engineering Duty, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), 1995 – 2015

Senior Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 2001 – 2009

Senior Naval Architect, Carderock Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, 1996 – 2001

Project Naval Architect, John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., 1993 – 1996

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, 1989 – 1993

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 2005 – 2014

Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2001 – 2014

Lecturer, Aerospace & Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2000 – 2014

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLAUS)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
  • B.S., Naval Architecture, United States Naval Academy, 1989
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

    Past President, Coasts, Oceans, Ports, & Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, California, #38178

Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas, #128035

Licensed Professional Engineer, Maryland, #31148

Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia, #0402-024913