Professor of Mathematics (ret.)
Dr. Don Bass has degrees in Mathematics from Hull, London and Warwick (UK). He has worked in the area of Marine dynamics since the early 80's. Much of his work is related to ship motions, particularly in severe seas. His research is based on extensive experimental programs carried out in the wave tank of Memorial backed by mathematical modeling. The geographic location of Memorial has led to his special interest in the motions of small fishing boats. He is actively engaged in the design of anti-roll tanks for these vessels.
Wave Fields in Landing Platform Docks; Roll Stabilisation for small Fishing vessels; Motions of Small Catamarans; Ship-Model Correlation Studies; Fishing Boat Safety.
Dr. Bass generally teaches Advanced Calculus (this is a very popular course with students), Marine Hydrodynamics and Ship Dynamics. The Hydrodynamics course introduces some of the underlying ideas and theory behind the software used in the Marine Industry to evaluate ship performance, offshore loadings etc. In the Ship Dynamics course, seakeeping and manoeuvring are covered, that is the way a ship reacts to waves and the way it reacts to rudder action.