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Emerging Ballast Water Management Systems

   The present excellent collection of documents has been made of the selected papers and presentations of the  IMO-WMU Global R&D Forum relating to the Emerging BWM Systems held some years back in Sweden. Nowadays, the great demand is there within the maritime industry for the development of the environmentally-friendly and also efficient BWM systems. Taking this demand into account, the today's technological community has been dealing with the active developing of the various BWM systems to be able to cater to the emerging market of the ballast water technology, The systems in question have to undergo various applicable approval processes including the testing as per the  established testing procedures, in compliance with the requirements of the BWM Convention plus the Guidelines. While several systems are currently under development or approval process, testing among the BWM system TF, i.e. test facilities worldwide shows the gaps in the harmonization and methodology. This has significantly contributed to the confusion and lack of confidence among the people involved in the development of the subject systems, and also among the ship owners. Therefore, it is really imperative that the end-users of the BWM systems have enough confidence that consistent and reliable testing methodologies are applied.

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Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned

   The volume is a result of the collective efforts by the world leading and recognized experts in the industry, bringing together numerous valuable assorted contributions that were presented in the course of the OS-017, standing for the Ocean Science Session, and the Joint Assembly that were both held in Singapore some years back. The chapters of the present publication are dealing with the modeling and the assessment of the dispersal communication incoming with SGD in the coastal areas affected by tsunami, numerical simulation applied to the coastal sediment transport by the earthquake tsunami which occurred in Tohoku-Oki in 2011, database of the tsunami events, raw/processed water level information, simulations of the tsunamis in the Western Pacific Ocean and in the East China Sea aroused from the earthquakes that took place along the Nankai-Suruga trough, various negative consequences of tsunamis on the ecosystem services, discussion related to the interaction of tsunami with fringing coral reef, effects of the wave erosion caused by tsunamis on the natural landscapes, concatenated hazards, floods, tropical cyclones and climate change, vertical evaluation system, contribution of the multiple wave arrivals to the duration of the tsunami and the damage caused, and so many other relevant and indeed critically important topics.

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Small-Scale Turbulence and Mixing in the Ocean

   This volume has been released with the intention of it's editor, J. Nihoul, who prepared it trying to compile in a single volume, all proceedings of the XIX International Colloquium on the problems of ocean hydrodynamics. The program of the subject conference was focusing on the relationships existing there between large- and small-scale features, together with the associated processes and transports. The volume presents the valuable articles covering the different methods of parameterization of small-scale turbulent mixing as applied to the numerical ocean models, the presentation of subject papers has been specifically encouraged by the editor, and the application of the subject approach has finally resulted in significant portion of the articles presented during the Colloquium, dealing with the current problems of parameterization. Note that some of the presented docs demonstrated the direct results obtained during the modeling. The volume is well reflecting the above stated proportion and emphasizes the whole importance of the researches oh small-scale turbulence for the practical applications, such as the forecasting and ocean modeling. The book will be equally useful, practical and informative for persons willing to be in the loop of any latest happenings in the subject field.​

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Fate and Effects of Oil in Marine Ecosystems
   The publication contains the proceedings of the international conference dedicated to the marine pollution by oil. Man has always influenced the surrounding environment, but at the very beginning the traces of people's activities were almost not noticeable and the effects of those activities to the equilibrium of the eco-system were not serious at all. As soon as the human started to use the tools, people were able ti influence their surroundings in much more drastical way, and that is actually the time when the things started to go wrong. The environment condition we have today is the result of people's activities. The first section of the title is dealing with chemical/physical behavior of oil in marine environment and with the associated biological processes, while the second chapter addresses the effects of oil and its compounds on the eco-systems, populations and species. The third section of the volume provides readers with the results obtained during the monitoring of both biotic and abiotic compartments of marine eco-systems. And the fourth section is dedicated to the several specific cases of the risk management and analysis on the basis on existing scientific technical knowledge. Definitely recommended title for those willing to be up-to-date with all happenings in the field of marine science.

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Robotic Sailing 2014 - Proceedings of the 7th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   The publication contains the proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Robotic Sailing which was held in 2014; the volume includes numerous interesting works presented by the researchers from all around the world relating to both future and current challenges in the development of the various autonomous sailboats. The autonomous sailing robots are the boats that only use the wind force for propelling with neither any actual human assistance nor any sort of remote control. The type of sailing in question offers the great potential of long-term and range autonomous solar, wind- and wave-propelled devices that are also carbon neutral. Such devices would greatly contribute to the monitoring of various important data, for example ecological, hydrographic, environmental conditions and other. Moreover, such robots could also be utilized for monitoring the traffic, assistance, surveillance, security plus rescue purposes. However, they are still very dependent on the wind and sea conditions that are subject to the rapid change, and this is what in fact presents a serious challenge for the route planning, control of stability and avoidance of possible collisions. We recommend to treat the book as a definitely interesting and also quite informative publication for every robotic sailing enthusiast willing to be kept updated with the very latest technological developments and advances in the subject field.

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Robotic Sailing - Proceedings of the 4th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   Though the Robotic Sailing conference held in 2011 was only the fourth in a series of robotic sailing conferences, the organizers of this important event have noticed a significant increase in the number of people working on and interested in the field of robotics sailing. This official publication contains the proceedings of the Fourth conference and was released with the intention to duly summarize the state of the art in this area. The first introductory part of the volume provides all interested parties with a good review that illustrates the history as well as very latest developments in robotic sailing. It is very important to clearly understand that possessing a reliable and robust boat shall be considered a basic and key requirement - this is what the part two of the book is mainly focusing on. The proposed boat designs are ranging from smaller one-design boat for development of the algorithms to the ships able to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Part three of the book discusses some technical aspects of the system design and validation. The other papers that have been included in this part concentrate on algorithmic issues. The remaining parts of the book deal with the approaches applied to collision avoidance, localization and route planning.

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Robotic Sailing 2015 - Proceedings of the 8th International Robotic Sailing Conference

   People have always tried to utilize the forces of wind and water to generate the power. The sailing ships and boats of the past used the wind  for propulsion. You should agree that it was quite untrivial task to maneuver a sailing vessel to some destination point under frequently and seriously changing weather, sea and wind conditions. Moreover, seamen always have to sail through very narrow passageways and through areas with dense traffic. The proceedings of the Eighth Robotic Sailing conference contained in the present publication, have been divided into three major parts. The opening part of the book has been devoted mostly to different technical hardware solutions newly developed for the autonomous sailing platforms - the design and construction, test sailing have been addressed, together with the application of various devices. The second part is intended to introduce some new ideas relating to the mission planning, localization and avoidance of obstacles. Finally, the last part of this volume is dealing with the design and modeling of controllers and sensors, including their evaluation. Note that some of the papers contained in this collection may treat more than one of the aspects mentioned above.

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Global Change - Mankind-Marine Environment Interactions

   The content of this volum bases on the materials that have been presented in the course of the international conference hosted by the Centre d’Océanologie of Marseille in 2008; it covers a wealth of all hot topics that were related to the ways of interaction of the mankind with the marine environment. The chapters of this book present work on the key areas of oceanography. It features the most recognized scientific works by the world leading researchers in the field of oceanography from Japan and France and demonstrates the strength of the links between the two scientific communities. The materials have been arranged into six main sections. The first section is dedicated to the aquaculture and covers the newly developed methods for seed culture, quality control of the cultured fish, genetically modified fish, salmon resource creation etc. The second section addresses the artificial reefs and touches the legal aspects, new experiences and developments. The next section deals with the marine biological diversity and covers biological invasion, adaptation and distribution issues. The remaining three sections deal with the coastal managements, observation of the marine environment, and physical, biogeochemical, biological and chemical functions. At the end of the book there are lists of participants, oral presentations and numerous photographs. 

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Hydraulic Engineering

   CHE 2012, i.e. Conference on Hydraulic Engineering was held with the intention of the organizers to showcase the challenging and very exciting developments that occur in the field of hydraulic engineering; in addition to that, it shall serve as a major meeting point for the hydraulic engineers, scientists, researchers and manufacturers of the related equipment, creating the opportunity for them to share the latest advances, discuss various technical problems, and identify all challenges that are associated with the engineering applications. The present compilation consists the papers presented during the conference. Among the topics covered during that event, there were characteristics of the UTF (uniform turbulent flow), burst detection in specific water distribution systems, multidimensional regulation schemes applied to water cycle systems - guidance of their evaluation and selection, neural network application to flood forecasting, longitudinal dispersion that is caused by vertical shear occurring in ice-covered rivers, train load effect and water coupling effect to track crack growth, water logging and flood storage control, water temperature simulation, spatial decision support systems, energy dissipation, influent water quality of the waste water treatment plants and so many other practical topics.

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Warship 2011 - Naval Submarines and UUVs

   RINA International Conference - Naval Submarines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles - 2011. Topics discussed in the course of the conference - Towards an automated active unmanned underwater vehicles docks on a slowly moving submarines, a submarine concept design, underwater gliders, evaluation of the maneuvering performance of the x-plane submarines, hydrodynamic design implications for submarines operating close to the surface, United States submarine concept design tool, construction materials for small sized submarines, alternative propulsion options for nuclear underwater vehicles, and many more. Let us start with the first one, dedicated to the development of the integrated SES (submarine escape systems) - it provides readers with the review of the tower escape systems, addresses the geometry and ergonomics of the tower, pressurization, flood and draining matters, testing, acceptance and further support. The submarine escape is considered the very latest resort in case of the underwater vehicle becoming fully disabled - though rescue is of course the preferred option in the majority of instances, it may not be possible in some cases. Here are the operation and acquisition requirements...

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RINA Marine CFD 2011

   Marine International CFD Conference hosted by RINA in 2011. Some of the topics that have been discussed during that conference - Prediction of the ship wakes using the CFD, ship wake prediction, using these calculation methods for the improvement of predictions of ship manoeuvres, stern challenge, analysis of the craft resistance of the small crafts, trim wedge optimization, cavitating flow analysis in a tunnel thruster, design of the propulsion nozzles using auto-optimization routines, stabilizing fins design, OpenFOAM application, viscous flow computations, and many more... The first one deals with the simulation of the self-propelled vessels with different computational flow dynamics methods, presented by the expert of the University of Genova. Today, the RANS solvers are considered a standard for and analysis of the flow measure and numerical prediction. Such method takes into consideration the hydrodynamic forces that act on the hull of the vessel, as well as the free surface effect. It can be effectively used for the design/analysis of the ship propellers; note that the fact of the ship being self-propelled requires a very accurate solution of both above mentioned aspects that interact strongly. Unfortunately, the time and signal scales are difference for the hull and for the propeller...

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Warship 2009 - Airpower at Sea

   RINA International Conference - Warships 2009. This compilation contains of the selected interesting topics that were discussed in the course of the subject conference, for example Aircraft tie-down points for the affordable aircraft carrier - Introduction - Significance - Design approach - Cost savings - Meeting the requirements - Conclusions; Development, design of the rudders/propellers as well as hydrodynamic design of the aircraft carriers of Queen Elizabeth class; Optimizing the ship-air vehicle interface using the simulation method; Frigate aviation of the future; Real options reasoning in defense acquisition; The vessel design challenge of naval UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles). The opening topic was dedicated to the development of the world famous aircraft carriers, meaning the ones belonging to the "Queen Elizabeth" class. The corresponding paper presented at the conference, provided the participants of the event with brief but thorough technical description of the key aspects of the advances involved, and also describes the associated alliance arrangements. The shipbuilding strategy applied in that case did involved the construction of the big fully outlined blocks at different locations throughout the country; subject blocks were then transferred to Rosyth for assembly and integration...

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RINA Marine CFD 2008

   Another compilation of the technical papers - these were presented during the international CFD conference held in 2008. The publication starts with the paper dealing with the effect of the internal pump towers on fluid sloshing in rectangular containers. The other articles cover the following interesting and practically actual topics, namely Sloshing and LNG carriers; LNG tank layout; LNG carrier pump tower; Sloshing problem; Tank with pump tower; Computational model; Pump tower; Wall pressures; Pump tower force; Impact with air entrapment; Blend Factor: Pre-Impact... Enhancement of marine craft design through the CFMS program; Use of CFD for the design of hull and appendages on an OPV and wake focusing effect identification; Floating vessels resistance - prediction; Different methods and practical aspects of tight and loose coupling of CFD and CAD; Developing the numerical towing tank applying the European approach; Rudder cavitation prediction on the basis of the full-scale observations and CFD; Transient shaft forces determination in thrusters and water jets... and many more interesting articles and topics that were presented in the course of the conference in 2008...

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Warship 2006 - Future Surface Ships

   Warships - RINA International Conference - 2006. The reporters addressed following interesting topics in the course of that international conference - modeling maritime and warship survivability, operational experience with Sea Fighter FSF1, design issues concerning the high-speed adaptable littoral warfare, power and propulsion for the new generation of global combatant, survivability of the warships, tools to reduce vulnerability at the earliest stages of the ship design, multipurpose versus modularity, some affordable ways of protection of vessel systems against fragments and blast, and many more... the publication opens with the article dedicated to the new family of warships by VT Shipbuilding. The significant increase in the costs over last decades for both new construction and upgrades/modifications and retaining in active service of the destroyers and frigates have resulted in the problems that are currently experienced by many Navy fleets when maintaining adequate ship hull numbers to perform various assigned tasks. The approach that is currently used today, implying production of the multi-purpose vessels may appear too costly to address imminent problems of fleets becoming lower and lower over the next years...

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Marine Heavy Transport & Lift II

   The compendium of the reports presented in the course of the MHT (i.e. Marine Heavy Transport) and Lift international conference held by RINA in 2008. The issues addressed by the speakers included strength and deflection as the design aspects of HL multi-purpose ships, a number of case studies of ocean transportation using the SafeTrans simulator and float-over installation in West Africa plus operations using DP-vessels, subsea heavy lifting, efficient and accurate methods of hydrodynamic analysis for offshore discharge operations, risk management and so many more... The first article in the publication tells about the world's largest mono-hull HLV (heavy-lift vessel) equipped with the single mast crane - Nordic HLV Borealis - this vessel is currently considered a solid and quite innovative solution for today's market requirements. Among the features of this remarkable masterpiece there are large deck available on the main deck, ability to mobilize quickly, excellent motion behavior and dynamic positioning capability; in addition, it offers the flexibility to accommodate any additional piece of equipment on board, making this unit so versatile for the deepwater installation market. Subsea and surface lifts can be accommodated in a very cost effective way...

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Opportunities for Environmental Application of Marine Biotechnology

   This informative volume contains all materials of the international workshop that was held in 1999 by the NRC (National Research Council) - they were collected in order to summarize the data and discuss the significance of the role of marine bio-technology in the prevention of the marine environment degradation together with its restoration and remediation. Each of the participants of that scientific event touched the current situation and tried to highlight the real research needs. Among the important topics discussed by the speakers there were restoration of coral reefs, negative impact of heavy metals, possible strategies for prevention or at least inhibition of bio-film development, oil spill remediation etc. They have also tried to check the most important gaps in the technical knowledge possessed by the marine science community. These proceedings have been very carefully reviewed by the respected industry experts chosen for their remarkably diverse perspectives as well as prominent technical expertise as per with the established procedures. It is definitely suggested that this set or technical documents is checked by every person involved or interested in the marine environment protection, because of the quality and up-to-dateness of information contained.

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Marine Renewable and Offshore Wind Energy

   Another conference, this one dedicated to the Marine Renewable & Offshore Wind Energy - RINA International Conference - 2010.  The opening document of the papers included in the set discusses the modern situation with the offshore wind development. It it critically important to underline that the experience could easily get transferred from the more mature offshore industries like oil and gas industry. The team of authors of this article argued that the today's challenges and opportunities involved are multi-faceted and it would imply a serious need for the multi-disciplinary approach for proper assessment of the risks as well as optimization of the returns. The VCA, i.e. Value Chain Assessment is introduced, an the most adequate methodologies for optimization of the balance between risks and returns. Last couple of decades have demonstrated quite significant increase in the potential/implementation of the developmental and research projects relating to the wind energy. The demand for subject type of renewable energy made the participants of the industry to look for new resources offshore. Subject trends have resulted in the implementation of the new technologies in cases where a relatively limited of experience data s possessed... Recommended for people willing to be updated with all recent developments in the industry...​

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MARINE 2011, IV International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering

   This publication contains the most important documents from the International Conference on CM in Marine Engineering held some years ago in Portugal. Today, the computational methods are considered as one of the essential tools of engineering in general, and this would include a huge area of professional interest in various marine applications, such as offshore and marine industries, as well as engineering challenges relating to the renewable energies and marine environment protection. Subject conference included eight lectures and eighty-six presentations that have been grouped into ten thematic sessions covering nearly all relevant topics of today's marine engineering. The present volume contains sixteen selected papers addressing fluid-structure interactions, computational fluid dynamic applied to offshore, various isogeometric methods, seakeeping and manoeuvring, offshore and marine renewable energy, issues relating to propulsion and cavitation, hydrodynamics of ships. The world recognized experts took part in selecting the papers sharing their experience and professional expertise. Check the information presented in the book and stay updated with all recent developments.

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Innovation In High Speed Marine Vessels

   This publication includes all articles presented in the course of the RINA Conference 2009 - Innovation in high Speed Marine Vessels. Best industry experts from all over the world did participate in the subject conference, reporting on the latest developments on such the important matters as fire safety for FRP composite ships, station keeping of high speed ferries, sharing experiences from construction, design and operation of CFRP sandwich vessels and boats, explaining the protection of intellectual property for the HSC industry, and many more - there are in total almost twenty documents inside. Designers and operators of the ships have to possess the information about the limit-state responses of a ship operating in high sea conditions, and this shall preferably be done without having to resort to costly experiments. For the sake of accuracy, the structural response of the ship shall be considered. It will be demonstrated that the coupled smoother particle hydrodynamics approach can predict the FSI (i.e. fluid-structure interaction) effects during the impact of flexible cylinder on calm water - such case would be relevant to slamming of the high speed vessels' hull.

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Recycling of Ships and other Marine Structures

   The present compendium contains all technical articles that have been introduced by various reporters during the International Conference held by RINA in 2005. Among important topics covered there are important Regulatory Matters, i.e. National and International Regulations as well as various relevant Industry Guidelines and Voluntary Codes of Practice, The Implementation and Safety Issues relating to the Green Passport, and putting necessary procedures into Practice, The Standard Contract for Ship Recycling; Ship Recycling in different countries - economic and environmental aspects, Assessment of the Future Demolition of Ships Utilizing Artificial Intelligence; HSE matters in Shipbreaking, Facilities for Safer Ship Dismantling, and many more. This publication starts with the first section addressing the applicable regulatory matters and guidelines. Apart from the general introduction, it addresses both mandatory and voluntary provisions together with their application and further enforcement, describes the reporting system being considered within IMO, touches the matters of buying and selling, provides the basic information on the Basel Convention including the issues relating to the applicability of this Convention to vessels.

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ICSOT 2006 - Design, Construction and Operation of Natural Gas Carriers and Offshore Systems

   The trend of current LNG newbuildings is that the cargo capacity keeps increasing every year. The shipyard proposal keeps adding the numbers of tank capacity until there is no limit to the membrane LNG carriers. Prior to this phenomenon, the Large LNG Carriers standard designs are limited to 130,000 cbm to 138,000 cbm In 2004, Qatar Gas selected two designs proposed by Hyundai Heavy Industries/Samsung Heavy Industries Consortium and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to build larger than 200.000cbm capacity LNG Carriers. The contract of the Very Large LNGCs clearly showed that there is no limitation of what is coming to the industry. The construction of the LNG newbuildings around the world will increase until the Qatar Gas acquisitions of LNG ships settled sometime in 2012. Previously in the past, any LNG newbuildings will be based on a fixed charter contract between the Charterer and the Owner. However, recent trend of the LNG newbuildings is now moving towards the spot charter market and speculative in nature making the newbuildings slots for LNG very tight among the LNGC capable shipyards. In order to become pro-active player in the LNG transportation market and promoting high quality standards in LNGC newbuildings, MISC would like to share the experience gained during supervision of newbuildings of Large LNGC. MISC experience in LNGC newbuildings is further augment by the fad thai most of the newbuildings ordered in the recent years are based the membrane-type insulation rather than other type of insulation like the Moss-type or independent tank-type. In 2004 alone, the big three shipyards in Korea won almost 90 percent of the LNG tanker contracts awarded...

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International Conference IMLA 19 Opatija 2011

   The international maritime industry of today is being challenged by so many important factors, one of them being the fall-out from the current economic crisis causing the rippling effects; we shall also take into close consideration the global warming effect with all scientific impacts involved, as well as the direction in which today's shipping industry shall move to decrease negative impact of the air emissions another factor to be considered is rising cost of energy and shortage of the manpower experienced elsewhere - of course, these factors will not disappear in the nearest future and shall therefore be paid attention. This problem cannot be fixed immediately, and the participants of the shipping industry have to get the vessels manned with better rained and adjusted personnel having all required internship at sea. It shall be noted that safety and security, as well as the environmental credentials of shipping and whole future sustainability of the maritime industry totally depend on developing of the capable and effective manpower resources. It is quite obvious that development and training of the manpower and all other issues connected with human resources will become one of the most serious challenges faced by the industry...

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17th Conference of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

   Here is the official document containing the proceedings of the Seventeenth Conference of the IALA-AISM held in Cape Town in 2010. Among the topics covered in the course of the conference there were virtual aids to navigation, portable pilot units, navigating eLoran, intelligent info systems for electronic navigation, new  tech radars, application of 3D simulation system to the navigation aids, development of the four-season lighted buoy, recapitalisation of the GPS network, Under Keel Management System etc. Let us start with the article covering the virtual aid to navigation presented by Michael Skov from DaMSA (i.e. Danish Maritime Safety Authority). Virtual AIS as an aim to navigation shall not be considered as just another tool and shall be utilized successfully in numerous cases as by itself or together with other tools - for example, in cases of marking of fairways in some areas. DaMSA uses the data from AIS for numerous purposes and this presentation is intended to provide some examples. It will mostly be focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of virtual aids to navigation - the text is supplemented with informative illustrations showing some of their benefits and also examples of the operational use of these tools in Danish waters...

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Military Support Ships

   Here is a brief contents of the publication - the articles selected for inclusion into this compilation cover such interesting and practical topics as the development of heavy RAS, the future of the replenishment at sea, new concepts for fleet tankers - explorations into pricing and available options, cost effective and pragmatic environmental management of support vessels, twenty-first century support ships, the modular support ships considered as one low-cost answer to numerous needs, research and tool development applied to the support oh high-speed sealift concepts, automatic cargo handling, stern landing vessels, naval design through the innovative concepts of the sea-basing logistic support, application of the system engineering to UNREP design, landing craft motions in a flooded well dock and associated effect of well dock design, dynamic positioning and tracking onboard the Bay class LSD. The first of the documents provides some general information on the strategic context of the UK Royal Navy, followed by the equipment programme, some words about the current maritime environment and major naval assets, new platforms and introduction of the MARS programme... 

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Marine CFD 2005 - 4th International Conference on Marine Hydrodynamics

   This publication by The Royal Institute of Naval Architects contains all materials of the Marine CFD - The Fourth International Conference of Marine Hydrodynamics held in 2005. It includes very interesting articles and researches by the world famous professionals. Among the topics addressed by the participants of the event there were dynamic mesh simulations of unsteady hydrodynamics of the ship, numerical simulation of yaw effect and free surface wave induced separation, scale effect influence on the propeller's hydrodynamic characteristics, prediction of the torque and thrust performance, various considerations on deviation in prediction of the torque, practical boundary element code development for hydrodynamic analysis, free-surface elevation around a moored vessel etc. We all know that hydrodynamic aspects play a critical role in the quality of a vessel. The powering performance and hull resistance are considered dominant criteria for the ship hull form design. Moreover, vibration and noise that may seriously affect the passenger and crew comfort, often have the hydrodynamic origins and may be caused by stemming resulting from the operation of the propeller.

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