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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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 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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One of the most serious problems of contemporary naval architecture is the correct prediction of the resistance of the newly developed designs at the earlier stages of the project. At the time of the ordering of the new vessel, a contract that contains the technical specification is signed between the yard and the future ship owner. Among the most important specifications is the contract speed of the ship, i.e. the speed attained to the particular power consumption during the sea trials carried out straight after the delivery.

Subject trials are supposed to be carried out under the ideal weather conditions. However, in the real life numerous corrections have to be made to the influence of the various environmental factors. In case corrected speed of the vessel appears to be lower than the one specified in the contract, the shipyard will have to pay a penalty to the ship owner, and this penalty will mainly depend on the difference noted between the contract speed and the speed achieved during the trials.

And, should this difference be too large, ship owner may even refuse to accept the newly built ship. This volume covers all aspects of the ship resistance and flow, including the governing equations, resistance decomposition, types and proof of similarity, flow around the ship hull. experimental prediction of the hull resistance and its numerical prediction and others. 

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Here is the second edition of this book which continues to serve as one of the most complete and comprehensive guides to proper understanding of the ship hydrostatics together with the associated design and performance matters, taking readers from the basic principles to the serious and detailed analysis.

The practical application of the hydrostatics has been illustrated using the real-life examples and calculations conducted in Excel and MATLAB programs. Apart from the traditional content, this release of the book includes the definitions and also indexes presented in four languages in order to make the material accessible to the international readers.

As always, the book is equipping the naval architects with the required theoretical knowledge and context to get the understanding oh the stability through all stages from design to the construction and use, it is covering the pre-requisite basic theory including the dimensions and geometry of the ship's hull, calculation of moments and numerical integration, and it is outlining a clear approach to the modeling of stability and its analysis my means of the contemporary methods of computation, covering the international recognized standards and applicable regulations governing the stability. An excellent publication which have deservedly gained the world popularity and recognition among both students and specialists.

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The main declared purpose of the author of the present thesis was to develop a procedure for the analysis of the ship collisions that would address all ship types and all possible damage scenarios. Among the main aspects covered within this work are the deterministic analysis and numerical Monte Carlo-based simulation of collisions to estimate the distributions for the damage expected to occur to the struck vessel and released energy, damage statistics analysis, and new proposal for the regulations governing the damage stability applying the probabilistic approach.

Three new programs have been developed and introduced for the deterministic analysis, addressing the damage to the struck vessel, striking vessel and to both of them. The author has conducted a thorough analysis of the information contained in the database of the damage from collisions occurred in the past with respect to the type of collision and relation between vessels plus the parameters of damage and the main particulars.

Chapters of the thesis cover the risk analysis, external dynamics and internal mechanics of ship collisions, deterministic and probabilistic analysis of collisions, damage statistics, comparison of the results obtained in the course of the observations and simulations, stability regulations, input for the collision programs, damage relations and other relevant information.

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Several quite significant technical developments and achievements have been accomplished in the area of ship hull vibration during past couple of decades allowing for serious improvements in the technologies for design of ships through avoidance of the excessive hull vibration. The present volume has been specifically designed to deal with the most important technical of the vibration of hull.

This book is opening with the intro section that provides designers with the general info and also basic definitions. The second section is dealing with the theory and concepts of vibration, including the continuous and discrete analysis together with the underwater radiated noise and ship propeller exciting forces. The third section of the title mainly covers the analysis and design issues including basic considerations plus design approaches, added mass and excitation of the diesel engine/propellers, stiffness of foundation of the main thrust bearing, approximate evaluations governing the natural frequencies of the superstructure, cavitation noise etc.

The last section of the volume covers the criteria of vibration, its measurement including design verification and corrective investigation, and post-trial corrections including both hydrodynamic and structural modifications, propeller change and determining the model constraints. Very useful title for all ship designers.

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This text has been originally prepared and published for the engineering officers to provide them with the basics of the shipboard machinery and equipment as well as of the engineering plants. The authors of the paper have also given some general description of the development of the naval vessels, their design and construction, naval architecture aspects such as buoyancy and intact/damage stability, and casualty control.

The explanation of the engineering theories has been provided on the background of the propulsion and steering of the vessels, systems of lubrication, thermodynamics, energy exchanges and measuring devices. The machinery of the ships has been dealt with in detail. The publication concludes by a thorough and interesting survey covering the newly developed ship hull forms, propulsion and steering arrangements, systems for direct conversion of the energy, central operation systems, combined power plants etc.

The text is supplemented with numerous informative illustrations and data tables. The authors have tried to assist students to acquire an overall view of the engineering plants installed on board and properly understand all associated theoretical considerations underlying the design of shipboard machinery and equipment. Note that the details of the operation of the vessels, as well as of the maintenance and repair of the shipboard equipment is not covered.

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