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Intact Stability

   In this latest, revised edition of "Principles of Naval Architecture", the basic principles of intact ship stability in calm water have been developed - starting from IS at small angles of inclination then proceeding to larger heel angles. Different effects on the vessel stability have been addressed in the book, such as changes in the geometry of hull, distribution of weight, suspended weights and partial support due to drydocking or grounding, free surfaces of liquids in tanks. Stability criteria and rules such as those established by the IMO, the United States Coast Guard, and some other recognized regulatory bodies including United States Navy have been presented with brief discussion of their physical bases and underlying assumptions. A discussion of evolving probabilistic and dynamic stability criteria has been included. Special attention has been paid to the background and bases of the stability rules to make sure that the naval architects may more clearly understand their scope as well as limitations and reliability in insuring ship safety and adequate stability.

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 244 |

Selling the Sea - An Inside Look at the Cruise Industry

   It's a typical Saturday morning in July. Americans all over the country are heading off on their one-week or two-week vacations. In New York, men and women wearing white gloves and dressed in the navy blue crew uniforms of the Queen Mary 2 are at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports to greet passengers coming in from all over the world. There are the Ow family from Beijing, the Tatas from Bombay, the Ambersons from Liverpool, and the Alberginis from Salt Lake City. All of them, along with a couple thousand others arriving by taxis, cars, and trains, will be boarding the Queen Mary 2 that day to cross the Atlantic to Southampton, England, in six and a half days. For many of them, perhaps one third, this will be their first voyage on any ship ever. For others, it will be their first transatlantic voyage. In Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Jacksonville, the Smiths, the Gonzaleses, the Jacksons, the Finches, the you-name-them are lining up to get onto the Carnival Destiny, the Voyager of the Seas, the Norwegian Dream, the Caribbean Princess, or the Celebrity Millennium. They will be sailing to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Mexico, and dozens of other ports in the Caribbean and beyond. Some will be going through the Panama Canal and disembarking in Los Angeles, where thousands of people will be standing in line for the return trip. In Honolulu, the push to get on Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America will have started, and in Lisbon, Monte Carlo, and Piraeus, passengers will be boarding one of Seabourns luxurious vessels. In fact, with 10 million North American cmisers in 2005, we can say that all over the world, on every one of the seven continents, people will be boarding cruise ships to go somewhere— not just on Saturdays, but every day of the week. In a few short decades, what began in Miami as a small cottage business has turned into a mega-industry, pouring S32 billion into the U.S. economy in 2005 alone....

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 66 |

Early Ships and Seafaring - European Water Transport

   Two-thirds of the world's surface is covered by sea; the other third has numerous lakes and rivers which were pre-eminently early Man's 'highways'. Since the Stone Age. water transport on lake, river and sea has been the prime means by which Man explored and exploited the world, linked together its dispersed populations, and sustained trade and exchange. The raft and the boat remained principle actors in that role until the advent of the aeroplane in the early twentieth century. Boats are their own advertisement: there therefore has been a tendency for styles of boat building and methods of propulsion and steering to spread around centres of innovation and become regional styles. The aim of this volume is to present what is now known about the water transport of two of those regions: the Mediterranean and the European Atlantic seaboard. The time span of the text extends from earliest days to the fifteenth century AD when European ships had begun to be designed in a formal way, and technical descriptions and drawings of water transport were produced. A significant change in water transport occurred with the introduction of the ship - with all that increase in size implies for operational capabilities. In the English language, there is no clear dividing line between the two, merely a range of characteristics of which the ship, generally speaking, has more than the planked boat. The Oxford English Dictionary defines the 'boat' as 'a small open vessel; the 'ship' as 'a large seagoing vessel1. A distinction is thereby drawn between, on the one hand, a small, un-decked vessel limited in range and by the weather, and using informal landing places; and. on the other hand, a large, decked vessel, capable of carrying a boat onboard, relatively unrestricted in range or by the weather, and often operated from formal harbours with wharfs and jetties.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 85 |

Fitness-for-Service and Integrity of Piping, Vessels, and Tanks

   This book is an exploration of failure in tanks, vessels, and pipes. This is done from an engineer's perspective, which means that it has to be usable to make run-or-repair decisions, to decide whether the component is still "fit for service," or whether it should be repaired or replaced. Fitness-for-service is the understanding of why, when, and how tanks vessels, and pipes fail. The answer is at the crossroads of mechanical design and analysis, metallurgy, welding, corrosion, inspection, and a good grasp of operations. These disciplines have to merge into a succinct and clear answer, preferably a single number: how much longer can the component operate safely. In answering this question, the engineer will have to rely on experience and science, and will have to reach a quantitative answer in the form of time to failure or margin to failure. This book is a modest addition to the many documents that address the interesting question of fitness-for-service. Foremost among publications dealing with the topic is the American Petroleum Institute's Recommended Practice API 579 Fitness for Service, a document which through its elegance, completeness, and practical value remains unmatched. The reader is urged to apply the API practice and other codes and standards referenced in the text, as they are the authoritative references to be used in making fitness-for-service and run-or-repair decisions.

Category: MARINE ENGINEERING | Views: 114 |

The Fire Ship

   This marine mnovel by Peter Tonkin is a sequel to his very popular thriller "The Coffin Ship". The characters of the book, Richard and Robin Mariner are having a rare vacation and suddenly stumble upon a plot of the terrorist organisation to strangle the oil flow out of the Persian Gulf. Some eight years after their adventures they have ebeen again caught up in a mystery happening around huge supertankers. They now discover a "fire ship", i.e. one full of explosive materials and designed with the aim to destroy all vessels around it. In the meantime, their supertanker Prometheus II is under terrorists attack, and Robin's father is kidnapped in the Persian Gulf when he arrives with the intention to manage the situation. The vivid descriptions of the maritime industry and the sea by the author, and the swift pace of the action has made this a really gripping marine novel. The main characters of the novel have to display their best merit to overcome all obstacles, avoid all bullets, but this has never been a drawback to a really good thriller.

Category: NAVAL FICTION | Views: 59 |

Creating Shapes in Civil and Naval Architecture

   This book is based on the essential results of a Workshop held on December 7 to 9, 2006 at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin on the subject of "Creating Shapes in Civil and Naval Architecture: A Cross-Disciplinary Comparison". It presents the final version of 14 articles presented there and 4 relevant Appendices. The meeting in Berlin was held to lay certain foundations in a comparative study of the knowledge history in two related disciplines» Civil Architecture and Naval Architecture. Civil Architecture deals with the conception» design and realization of terrestrial buldings, Naval Architecture treats the corresponding tasks for floating, maritime structures. The two disciplines throughout their history have been sharing certain organizational objectives» technical methods and tools. Both aspire to create complex, multifunctional objects» though for different sets of functional requirements and operational environments. It is therefore legitimate to ask how much common ground do the two architectures share also in their knowledge histories. Which are their sources of knowledge genesis» how did their knowledge grow and migrate, how did they exchange any knowledge, did they influence each other or inherit common knowledge from other sources, was there any significant dialogue, both with respect to practical processes and methodical concepts? In short, with respect to their knowledge domains, were they more like twin sisters or more like distant cousins?..

Category: NAVAL ARCHITECTURE | Views: 130 |

Food Waste and Sustainable Food Waste Management in the Baltic Sea Region

   Today, the amount of food thrown away worldwide, reaches around 1.3 billion tonnes per year. This book presents the findings of an extensive piece of research on the state of the problem of food waste in Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania. Poland and Sweden. The results show that the scale of the problem with regard to food waste varies between each country and is limited by an insufficient number of studies in the area. In all countries except Germany and Sweden, the problem is most prevalent in the area of food waste generated by the manufacturing sector, mostly stemming from unused or inefficient use of by-products. In Germany and Sweden, the main problem is food thrown away by households that is still suitable for human consumption. The values reach 47-65 % and 35 %, respectively. The method to reduce or prevent food waste most often applied across the seven countries is the donation of food. In addition, Germany has initiated a large number of engagement campaigns and activities aimed at reduction of food waste, whereas, Sweden has launched projects only focused on single organisations or institutions. The other reduction and prevention methods are similar to those used for biodegradable waste in the countries included in this study. The results gathered in this study show some potential measures/methods and areas, which may be considered in future work in order to reduce the amount of food waste generated in each of the countries included in the study.


The Marvel Book of American Ships

   Rare and classic publication, and here is it's revised and enlarged edition. The Marvel Book of Ships is dedicated to the United States Navy and sheds some more light on the best pages of the U.S.N. history - it was written by Captain Orton Porter Jackson, U.S. Navy, together with Lieutenant Colonel Frank E. Evans, U.S.M.C. Apart from the very interesting texts, the book contains tweve perfectly colored plates and more than four hundred iexcellent illustrations made from original photographs.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 73 |

FAL Convention 2011 Edition

   The 2011 Consolidated edition of the FAL Convention. This IMO publication contains the official text of the FAL Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended, and includes explanatory manual to the subject Convention, which is intended to help with interpreting the provisions of the FAL Convention that can sometimes be too complex and thus difficult to understand.

Category: MARINE REGULATIONS & GUIDES | Views: 103 |

The Ship.

   The book is one of the best novels by Cecil Scott Forester depicting the true story on the life on one of the British light cruisers on the Mediterranean Sea during the World War Two and capturing the intricacies of teamwork and perfect organization that make a good fighting ship. The author tells us about the operations of the light cruiser Artemis with about seven hundred people on board, and the Vritish supply convoy to Malta being attacked by Italian forces of superior strength. Though it is a fiction, the book is very popular among people who are interested in the naval history.

Category: NAVAL FICTION | Views: 55 |

Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual

   Here is one of the most popular books for the modern boat owners, a really foremost troubleshooting guide. It will serve as a perfect reference book solving almost any of the problems related to the boats. Any marine professional will definitely find this publication invaluable. For those who have to choose a single book containing all the information needed for the proper operation, maintenance and repair on the equipment on board their boats, this is the right book. A truly remarkable bible and the best book of its kind today. This Manual will for sure be of very long lasting interest to everyone willing to know how their boats work.

Category: BOATBUILDING & BOATING | Views: 175 |

Circular Cylinders and Pressure Vessels

   This volume addresses the stress and strain state in machine components and mechanical structures featuring axial symmetry in the broad sense, i.e., referring not only to the structure's geometrical shape (this is the so-called geometrical cylindrical axisymmetry, and the generic cross-section is thus circular or annular), but also to the distribution of surface forces, the thermal loads acting on the structure, the boundary conditions, the material's elastic properties, and if necessary the body forces. The textbook also describes methods for evaluating the strength of such structural components and thus ensure that they are correctly designed and meet the criteria specified for compliance checks in national and international standards. Here, analysis is restricted to structures consisting of homogeneous and isotropic material: for structures consisting of plastic or composite materials, the reader is referred to specialized texts. The structures considered herein include, for example, pressure vessels, nuclear vessels, reactor liners, solid fuel elements, control rods, the reactors used in the chemical and petrochemical industries, the tubing and, more generally, the piping in manufacturing plants, the casings, tubing and drill pipes used in oil and gas fields, the piping in offshore drilling operations, the pipelines that carry oil and natural gas, heat exchanger tubes, the shrink-fit shaft/hub assemblies employed in the mechanical industry and the components of many other machines used in sectors spanning the gamut from aerospace to domestic appliances. Special topics that will be addressed in this area include composite material vessels, elastomer tubes, sleeves, box couplings, the petrochemical industry's storage tanks, coining dies, multilayer tanks and their optimization, the loosening of a shrink-fit shaft/hub assembly as a result of centrifugal load, limit analysis design, autofrettage, or the creation of a residual stress in an internally pressurized cylinder when the internal pressure is increased from the value causing initial yielding to the value causing yielding of the entire cross section, and the thermal stresses in long cylindrical bodies.

Category: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | Views: 106 |

Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic - The Oceans Greatest Disaster

   This is another book dedicated to the one of the most tragic marine catastrophes in the history, it was written and first published short time after the Titanic disaster. In fact, the opinions and accounts of the various writers addressing subject disaster differ greatly from the results of the latest researches. This publication is a deluxe reproduction of it's original release in 1912. It is a must-have book for any Titanic "fan" as it will provide reader with a different perspective on this tragedy, sobering account of the catastrophe, sheds the light on the acts of heroism not equaled in modern or ancient times.

Category: POPULAR | Views: 80 |

Advances in Coastal and Ocean Engineering

   The present publication by Philip L. F. Liu consists of the review papers on ocean and coastal engineering. The first paper presents a brief summary of the modern wave modelling in deep waters, pointing out some shortcomings in existing approaches and expressing the urgent need for developing a proper statistical theory of surface waters in shallow waters. The discussion in the second paper is mostly focused on the Hamiltonian dynamics of water waves...

Category: MISCELLANEOUS | Views: 72 |

Coast Guard - Manned Naval Vessels in World War II

   The Coast Guard-Manned Naval Vessels in WW Two was prepared and released by the Coast Guard Historian's Office. The USCG vessels made a very important contribution to the victory in World War Two. This book sheds some light on the manned naval vessels participating in WWII.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 54 |

Port Engineering - Planning, Construction, Maintenance, and Security

   The subject of port engineering is very broad. In fact, this is a blend that encompasses the array of engineering disciplines—civil, structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, naval architecture, and others—not to mention the socioeconomic and environmental aspects, knowledge of which is required to produce a sound design of a modern port or marine terminal. In previous work published in the past 10 to 15 years, I have attempted to address in depth some important subjects related to design and construction of port-related structures and facilities. However, many port-related issues, such as dredging, maintenance, environmental problems, security, and many others, still need to be addressed and presented in a reader-friendly format. This volume has been written by a group of experts in their respective fields of expertise to fill a niche in the existing literature on port and harbor engineering and to provide port designers and operators, particularly those concerned with the design of a port- and harbor-related marine structures, with state-of-the-art information and commonsensc guidelines to port planning, design, construction, and maintenance of port facilities. Contributors to this book have been motivated by the desire not only to share their experiences with their colleagues in the profession, but also to provide those intended to join the field of port engineering with essential knowledge of the subjects related to successful port design, construction, and operation. This is important, because unfortunately, all too frequently, good and less costly engineering solutions are not used, due to a lack of familiarity on the part of the designer. On the other hand, use of a textbook solution to solve the problem may also be counterproductive. Every project is site specific, thus no engineer should be content merely to follow another's designs but should study such designs and use them as a starting point for developing his or her own ideas that are best suitable for the particular site conditions. It must be understood that engineering in general and port engineering in particular is the profession in which knowledge of the mathematics, economics, and physical sciences gained from previous experiences must be applied to the particular project with thorough understanding that in a great many practical cases the problem cannot be solved with mathematical precision; the use of mathematical formulation of a particular problem must be practical and compatible with the data available. The design procedures and guidelines contained in the book are intended to point out the complexity of the particular problem and to illustrate factors that should be considered and included in an appropriate design scenario. They should not be used indiscriminately, particularly not for the detailed design, and should always be combined with good engineering judgment. The book is designed to serve as a guide and a reference for practicing engineers bul is also aimed at engineering students and others seeking to enter the field of port engineering.

Category: SHIPPING INDUSTRY | Views: 158 |

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ships, Boats, Vessels, and Other Water-Borne Craft

   Here is a perfect reference book iand definitely the most comprehensive one on all varieties of seafaring vessels. The publication contains more than 750 alphabetically arranged entries and over six hundred beautifully meticulous line drawings, a forty-page nautical glossary. It shall be considered the most impressive and complete guide to everything that floats, and will be the best gift for any nautical enthusiast. Here is the contents - Introduction and guide to the encyclopedia; Types if craft from A to Z; Reader's additions; Glossary of nautical terms in the text; Bibliography of relevant books; Indexof vessels named in the text.

Category: POPULAR | Views: 144 |

Anglo-American Shipbuilding in World War II

   The twentieth century witnessed two of the greatest conflicts in human history, the First and Second World Wars. In each conflict, although on a grander scale in World War II. global war was waged on the land, in the air, and at sea. Entire nations waged war. their citizenry, governments, militaries, and industries. In fact, these wars could not have been waged at all had it not been for the industrial might of the participants to field the massive armies, navies, and air forces involved. Arguably, victory in these two wars was also dependent and perhaps largely the result of one side's ability to outproduce the other. In this regard, Anglo-American industrial strength was of unquestionable importance and was kev to the outcome of each conflict. No more so was this evident than in the ability of Great Britain and the United States to build both the sizable naval forces with which each was able to project power on a global basis and the merchant marine fleets necessary to sustain their joint war effort. It is with this accomplishment that this book is most concerned; that is. the Anglo-American shipbuilding industry of World War I and especially World War II. when it flourished as never before. We examine the shipbuilding efforts of the first, principally in order to shed light on how they led up to the grander achievements involved in the second. Although there is a heavy dose of historical review and reflection presented in this work, we actually approach the subject chiefly from a geographical perspective. In other words, our primary focus is examining the spatial distribution (and concentration) of shipbuilding activities in both countries. This, however, is not simply a geographical description or inventory of the locations of shipyards, but a more in-depth analysis of how geography influenced this industry and its spatial distribution. Consideration is given to the various geographical factors that not only impinged upon shipyard locations, but also on the shipbuilding programs of Britain and America during World War II.

Category: NAVAL HISTORY | Views: 80 |

DECKMA Oil-in-Water Monitoring for Marine and Industrial Applications - Product Information

   This pack of supporting documentation was released by DECKMA, the world recognized supplier of the oil-in-water monitors and systems to the marine and industrial markets. It consists of the Product Information book showing the company profile and providing the technical information for the bilge alarm monitors of OMD-21 and OMD-2005 types, and oil monitors of OMD-12, OMD-15 and OMD-17 types, pictures of their installations, data on the oil, solids and turbidity monitor OMD-7 MK II, it's specification, measuring principle and installation details, some novel concepts of oil-in-water monitoring, and application questionnaire. Other four documents contained in this pack are the instruction manuals for the oil-in-water monitor type OMD-11 and 15 ppm bilge alarm types OMD-12, OMD-21 and OMD-2005.

BA Tidal Stream Atlas NP233 - Dover Strait

   Another official release by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office. This one addresses the Dover Strait. It was first published in 1995 and then re-printed in 2010. Similar to some other UKHO publications presented at our website, this NP233 consists of thirteen nautical charts showing tidal intervals commencing 6 hours before and ending 6 hours after HW Dover, at hourly intervals.

Category: NAUTICAL CHARTS & TABLES | Views: 71 |

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