||Colin S. Moore
||Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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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.