28.06.2017

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.

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28.06.2017

This nice and captivating marine novel by Peter Tonkin is actually a sequel to his very popular thriller "The Coffin Ship". The characters of this novel book, Richard and Robin Mariner are having a rare vacation and suddenly stumble upon a plot of the terrorist organization to strangle the oil flow out of the Persian Gulf. Some eight years after the previous set of adventures they have all been 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 clear intention to manage the situation. The vivid and colorful descriptions of the maritime life and the sea by the author, together with 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. An interesting and fascinating story that will be definitely found a great one by all lovers of sea.

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28.06.2017

A genuine treasure for the people interested in Scotland's history. This volume belongs to the famous series titles "The Making of Scotland" focusing on how the Vikings did make Scotland the centre of the great seafaring kingdom and also how and why their influence can still be felt in Orkney and Shetland.

The book starts with the prologue providing a very short historical background. In fact, in the time period around AD 800 there was no place called Scotland, there was only a territory a quite varied geography that, with the course of the time, became the Scotland, and subject territory was inhabited by people of different customs and culture.

There were many kings and chieftains. No borders existed and the contemporary boundaries of the country were actually meaningless to the inhabitants of that time. And, of course, subject territorial boundaries would definitely be irrelevant for seafaring Vikings coming from Scandinavia.

That is why one of the main objective of the present work was to bring alive the whole context in which seafaring Vikings did operate in Scotland of the past and to demonstrate what part Scotland did actually played in the world of Vikings. In fact, Vikings traveled much further than any of the Europeans had ever traveled and this allowed them to establish an excellent communication network over really great distances...

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28.06.2017

The ship disasters that occurred in the past all serve as reminders to the professionals of the maritime industry of the serious need for the cost effective enhancement of the safety and also as strong indicators of the gaps existing there in the stability safety of the vessels. The latter problem is actually very complex, and practically meaningful solutions to it can be feasible only in case of close international co-operation and combining the efforts made by all members of the maritime community.

A CRP, standing for the Collaborative Research Project, was launched some thirty years ago as a response to the above mentioned problem. The authors of the present publication have included selected and most valuable technical materials obtained from the first four CRP workshops. The book contains nearly fifty documents representing all currently available professional expertise related to the stability of the vessels, spanning seventeen different countries of the world.

All of the papers included in this volume have been arranged in four groups, dealing with the stability of the intact ship, stability of a damaged ship, covering the special problems of ship stability, and addressing the impact that stability has on design and operation of the vessels. Definitely must-have book for all those people who wish to be kept updated with all recent happenings in the field of contemporary naval architecture, and ship stability in particular.

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28.06.2017

This work by Edward Attwood is an expansion of his Textbook of Theoretical Naval Architecture which was published more than a century ago. The content of this book has been prepared with the intention of the author to provide all readers, including students of naval architecture and professional draughtsmen with a good and useful textbook explaining the calculations they are continually involved in every day.

The book is expected to form a textbook for the different exams held in naval architecture. Since this subject is constantly growing, it is really impossible to confine all relevant information in a single volume; however, the author has tried to demonstrate how exactly the ship calculations could be carried out in the intelligent manner giving students a perfect fundamental knowledge on which the further progress in the field can be achieved easier.

One of the special features of this volume is a huge number of the examples provided in the text as well as at the end-chapters, and this feature has been found to be greatly appreciated by the readers, and students, in particular. The author of this classic and really brilliant textbook hopes that his work would be found practical and useful to that class of readers which is willing to obtain a good working knowledge of the basic principles of naval architecture.

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28.06.2017

Naval officers having some basic mathematical ability can easily make themselves familiar with the fundamental principles governing the design of the vessels and the most commonly used calculation methods; however, those willing to become naval constructors would require long and very patient apprenticeship of the shipyard.

The naval architecture addresses such the problems as how to make a vessel sail and carry weights, how to make the vessel stand right at sea and obey the commander, and go easily through the waves at a given speed, in fact everything connected with the construction of the vessels and prediction/calculation of their behavior at sea.

In fact, shipbuilding itself implies giving the materials of which the vessel is to be made of all the shapes, forms and dimensions, as well as strength and power characteristics required to make them fully comply with the conditions that have been already calculated by the naval architects. he naval architects, shipbuilders and marine engineers are representing three professional skills.

Their duties shall be performed successfully so that the duties of the newly built vessel may also be performed in a successful manner. All of these duties are considered essential but they do not have to be performed by three separate people... Have a look into this rare and classic book, you will not get disappointed, it is much more than a regular textbook.

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28.06.2017

The ship survivability is directly related to the requirements governing the intact/damage stability of the ship. It should actually be noted that the intact survivability of the vessels has received relatively more attention. The safety of the passenger ships has always been considered a prime concern for all regulatory authorities. There are several established and proven ways of assessment of the damage stability of the ships, including the probabilistic, deterministic methods and the real-time simulation.

The main purpose of the present study was to address the further development of the ship stability software using the MATLAB program on the basis of the real time simulation, i.e. third approach, of the dynamic behavior of the damaged ship at waves. The particular vessel called "Sarawak Fast Ferry" has been specifically chosen to perform the parametric study for the further application of the DSP, standing for the Damage Stability Program, which, in turn, has been developed and introduced.

The experiment has been conducted by means of the image processing and the results obtained during the experiment showed a remarkably good correlation to the simulation results. Subject results have also shown that the loading conditions and height of the waves are the most important and influencing factor to the stability of the vessels...

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28.06.2017

Over the past several decades there have been many significant changes in the maritime industry. Vessels of today are much bigger and their speeds are higher, their manning has been reduced; there are now so many types of ships including newly introduced ones, for example hovercrafts; ferries carry much more passengers and vehicles than in the past.

And even taking into account that people may now perform much quicker and much more accurate assessment of the ship stability and strength of the ships' hull together with the maneuvering and powering of the ships and their motions at sea by means of the very complex and specialized computer software, the basic concepts of the naval architecture remain unchanged and are valid as ever.

Some very rapid technical advances have been made in the field of the ship design, ship construction and ship operation, and many of them directly relate to the effectiveness. This is mainly owing to the higher efficiency and lower costs of the computers and proliferation of the available information.

This book of ship's theory consists of two separate volumes providing readers with the coverage of all important aspects, including trim and floatation, ship stability, potential hazards and protection of the ship, hull girder, structural design of the ship and associated analysis, launching of the ships and their docking, powering, seakeeping and maneuverability, major design features and so many others.

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