Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

April 2012 Project:

Shipyard Brow Design
Shipyard Brow Design

A brow is required in a shipyard facility to provide access to a ship's upper deck levels during construction. The brow must be capable of accommodating ship movement in all six degrees of freedom: translation in all three axes (heave, sway, and surge) and rotation in all three axes (roll, pitch, and yaw).


Our engineering team designed a new brow structure to meet the load requirements and the geometry requirements of the shipyard facility. Our design included roller supports and pin/collar supports to allow for the required range of motion.

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