The volume has been fully dedicated to the provision of a modern and comprehensive scientific approach to the evaluation of the resistance and propulsion of ships. The masses of the propulsion engines can be established and fuel consumption and approximate operating costs can be estimated through the study of the propulsive power.
The present publication prepared by the world leading experts includes the recent developments from the applied researches including the researches conducted in CFD and also experimental techniques, providing all required guidance for the estimation of the propulsive power for a broad range of vessels.
The text of this volume includes published data for the resistance of the ship's hull and performance of the ship's propellers n order to enable the practitioners to make proper predictions of the ship's power on the basis of the materials and data contained in it. The authors have also included numerous illustrative worked examples to demonstrate the practical applications of the subject data as well as powering methodologies.
The publication is mainly aimed at a very wide readership including practicing marine engineers and naval architect together with the sea-going officers and craft designers, plus of course under- and post-graduate students of all above listed disciplines.