Ship stability is deservedly considered one of the most difficult concepts to define. The whole technical idea of a stable character is grasped even though it is quite hard to be put in words. Same would apply to the notion of a stable vessel because stability is a very complex entity. It still plays a critically important role in ship navigation. Should the ship be unstable, immediate danger arises to the vessel and people on board as well at to the surrounding environment. That is the reason why the regulations have been established to govern the stability of the ships. One of the main strength of this volume is that it makes the ship stability visible to the readers and also makes it accessible and easily understandable even for the newcomers because of the approach applied by its author who has supplemented the theoretical part of the publication with numerous informative figures and illustrations as well as detailed drawings. The book is expected to be highly suitable for the professional training in the classroom or for the self-studying. All required and important topics have been addressed in this volume together with the abbreviations and terminology used in the naval architecture and ship stability, in particular. Note that this book is an excellent supplement to another publication prepared by the same author under title Ship Knowledge so we would recommend you to have a close look into both books.
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The content of the present excellent book is mainly based on the reviewed and updated information of this edition. The volume has been prepared by the award-winning author of many other naval architecture books and former VP of RINA. The book will be ideal for the people making their first steps in the subject an also for those willing to refresh their technical knowledge. The title will provide all of them with a remarkably broad appreciation of naval architecture explaining the theory in physical terms without submerging the readers too deep into the mathematics. The author have covered all basic principles of naval architecture and has also addressed the contemporary fields, such as the design and manufacture using the computer aid, i.e. CAD/CAM. This latest release of the book is reflecting literally all ongoing technical developments and also addresses the international regulations. The content of the book is very easy to follow and this approach has already made this book very popular among the newcomers. Of course, a proper knowledge and understanding of the basics of naval architecture is critically important not only for them but also to all other people who are working in the marine industry, such as the marine engineers, ship surveyors and crew members, as they all have to possess at least some general knowledge of the subject.
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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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This book is expected to be very helpful to the ship masters and mates and also to the naval engineering officers who are preparing for their SQA/MQA examinations. It will also be extremely good when used as a quick reference tool for the seagoing personnel and also shore-based employees directly engaged in the ship handling operations. The main objective of this title was to assist all students making preparations for the ship stability examinations by presenting sixty-six illustrative worked examples accompanied by the another fifty examples with answers. Working through the content of this volume will definitely result in getting a very thorough understanding of the subject. The worked examples included in the volume demonstrate the most efficient and also quickest method to particular solutions. The book covers the first principles, Simpson's rules, transverse and longitudinal stability of the ships, bending of beams and ships, procedures to be followed during the dry-docking, stability data, free surface effects, stability information, etc. Four appendices to the main content of the book provide the revision on-liners and problems, give the correct answers to the fifty problems contained in the second appendix, and, what is so important, provide students with the valuable tips and instructions on how to pass the examinations in maritime studies...
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This title has been specifically designed with the intention of John Newman, its author, to meet the needs for the ocean hydrodynamics text that is duly updated in terms of the approach and content. The publication is solidly based on the fundamental information; however, it also guides the students to a proper and thorough understanding of the various engineering applications. The content of the volume is very well-written and extremely easy-to-follow. The readers can learn a lot about the hydrofoil theory through the induction effects. It will be also useful for the people willing to get the understanding of the outboard propellers. The book is aimed to satisfy the existing needs for a good and comprehensive textbook that would cover the application of the hydrodynamics to the various marine problems. The topics presented in the book cover the whole diversity of the problems related to the ship steering and propulsion. The matter addressed in the book has been chosen taking into consideration its huge practical importance. Unfortunately, due to the restricted space some of the topics could not be covered, such as the 3D boundary level computations. However, the information that has been included in the book is remarkably useful and practical.
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We could all witness the significant progress which took place in the technology of the hydrodynamic modeling and also systems controlling the motion of the marine crafts. The present survey is aimed to include the latest instruments to be used for the design and analysis of the advanced systems of guidance, navigation and also control. Thor Fossen, the author of this title, has presented lost of valuable materials on both surface and underwater vehicles. Each of the chapters contains the real life case studies and applications providing readers with a very good practical understanding of the design of various control systems. Among the key features of the present volume we would note a three-part structure that covers the modeling of marine crafts, navigation, guidance and control systems, and finally the appendices - such approach provides all supporting theoretical information in a single volume; we would also mark a coverage of the contemporary methods for the feedback control, numerical methods, and linear/non-linear stability theory, guidance systems, Kalman filtering, navigation systems and so many others. The readers who have already tried this book also mention the matrix mathematics used to build to the comprehensive solutions. In short, one of the best handbooks addressing the subject.
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The author of this publication has successfully adopted a practical approach and has presented all recent researches and also different practical applications in the real-life design and operation of the submarines. The list of topics covered within this volume is including the hydrostatics and maneuvering of the submarines, and their resistance and propulsion problems. The author has conducted a brief review of the fundamental technical concepts in ship hydrodynamics and then proceeded to the demonstration of how exactly subject concepts could be applied to the submarines, covering the use of the physical model experiments. He has also clearly explained all issues commonly associated with the maneuvering of the submarine in the vertical/horizontal planes allowing readers to discover the suggested stability criteria, together with the effectiveness of the rudder and also hydroplane. The publication also is including a separate section covering the design of the hull appendages including all technical info relating to the sail design and arrangement of the bow planes plus alternative configurations of the stern part of the submarine. Among the other topics that have been addressed in this volume we would mention the hydro-acoustic performance, different resistance components and hull shape effect. The content reflects a great experience of the author in this field of submarine design.
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This book was written by A. Hermans with the intention to provide readers with a general technical introduction to the various aspects of the water waves playing the important roles in hydrodynamics of ships as well as offshore engineering. Firstly, it derives the equations and linearized boundary conditions that describe the non-viscous free waves with the particular attention being paid to the combination of non-steady and steady flow fields. After that, the author derives some of the simple types of free wave solutions, for example cylindrical and plane waves. The source singularity function has also been derived for several steady and unsteady situations; subject functions are playing a role in the numerical codes that are used for the description of the ship's motion. The content of the publication is divided into eight major chapters addressing the water waves theory, second-order theory, non-linear and irregular waves, linear wave phenomena and asymptotic formulation, and other important technical aspects of the ship hydrodynamics. The appendices at the last part of the book are providing such important additional information as the methods of characteristics and of stationary phase, two-dimensional Green's function, singular integral equations and simplification of the relevant algebraic equations. A very useful and practical volume for ship designers.
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