Barczak Joins Alan C. McClure Associates
Naval architecture and engineering firm Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) announced today that Registered Professional Engineer Nicholas Barczak has joined the ACMA team as a naval architect.
Nick received his Masters of Engineering in Naval Architecture and Small Craft Design in 2008 from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. He also attended Michigan Technological University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining ACMA, Nick worked as a Naval Architect with Art Anderson Associates and Elliott Bay Design Group.
A professional hydrodynamicist, Nick is well versed in ANSYS AQWA, AutoCAD, Rhino, GHS, C++, ANSYS CFX, StarCCM+, FreeShip, NavCAD, as well as other resistance prediction programs. Nick’s analysis skills include CFD techniques and CFD mesh deformation and chimera mesh, as well as wind tunnel and towing tank testing, hydrostatic calculations and stability calculations.
According to ACMA Vice President Darrel Harvey, “In addition to his technical prowess in leading-edge analysis programs, Nick has impressive design experience that includes structural, stability, hydrodynamic and seakeeping work for fishing vessels, research vessels, small craft and ferries – all of which is easily transmitted to the offshore and transportation industries we currently serve.”