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Large Floating Structures

   In the past decades the population of the world has shown the exceptionally fast growth and it is still expected to rise even more until most of the countries has become fully developed. There is a critically important need to accommodate this rapidly expanding population via the new places for living and work, associated infrastructure, food products and so many other aspects. And, the potential colonization of the ocean spaces might be considered one of the ways in which people would engage with the challenges connected with the provision of more energy resources as well as the space available for humans. This volume is intended to provide the professional survey of the basic projects that have seen the building of the large floating structures or attained the duly detailed design concepts. Such projects would add a very valuable vision to the discourse that already exist, and include the mobile offshore base and OTEC platforms, floating oil storage bases and offshore oil turbines plus he floating ferry pier located in Japan, floating performance stage in Singapore, large marine concrete structures build in Norway and other interesting technical projects. The author has compiled the key floating structures in one book capturing the innovative features and marking the latest technological developments in the subject field of engineering.

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Yacht Design Handbook

   An excellent and useful publication prepared by the expert in boatbuilding to serve as a practical tool for any students of yacht design and any other people with the interest in yachtbuilding and boatbuilding, who will definitely find this volume a very enjoyable and interesting reading. It will provide all necessary theoretical and practical information for those who wish to learn more about yacht design and construction. The publication covers all important aspects of yacht design and gives numerous valuable suggestions and even some useful trade-related tricks. The author of the volume explains the very basics of the yacht design to the readers and leads them through all stages of designing yachts, step-by-step. Moreover, one of the chapters of the book is solely dedicated to the twenty-one yacht design principles worked out by the author. Some necessary supplementary information like conversion tables has also been included in the volume. The book starts with the chapters covering the design and planning of hulls, touching the math and followed by stability and propulsion matters. The materials that yachts are constructed of have also been touched, together with the engine requirements, outfitting and various deck arrangements... We would definitely recommend this book due to the amount of information it contains and also due to the very easy-to-understand manner subject information has been presented.

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Pipe Drafting and Design

   This book will provide students with the very basic skills required to prepare a truly wide range of piping drawings. The authors of this publication use a step-by-step approach to the basic fundamental knowledge students will need in order to begin a successful career in design and drafting. The first chapter of the book provides a quick overview of the in piping design and drafting for those who master the basic skills presented in the following chapters. After that, each chapter will build on the preceding one. that is why it is so necessary to master the concepts in a given chapter before you go on to the next one. Each of the chapters concludes with a number of questions and exercises designed to help students review and practice the concepts tehy have learned in that chapter; in addition, there are more than 350 photos and illustrations in the book to provide readers with the visual instructions and examples.

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Design Principles of Ships and Marine Structures

   In the last 40 years, the author has been involved in teaching ship design and associated subjects, stability and hydrodynamics and industrial activity related to marine design. During this period, design methodology underwent tremendous changes and improvements. With the availability of high-speed computing and many sophisticated software, advanced numerical techniques are being applied to maritime design procedure at the concept design stage. The use of empirical formulations has reduced. Also, in recent years, concerns of energy consumption, environment, safety and reliability have increased. Designers are increasingly incorporating such aspects at the design stage to reduce these concerns. With increasing competition, it has become necessary to look at the effectiveness of design from the economic point of view such as project profitability and shipbuilding cost. With these varied requirements, the system design aspects in large complex products have become important and it is necessary to evaluate alternatives for each system or unit, as well as the final product. Systems engineering applications try to integrate technical, environmental or societal and economic systems, making a final complex marine platform. The management of design activities has also become increasingly important and complex, providing space for creativity and innovation. This book intends to make the reader aware oi all these aspects oi design and their integration. As the title of the book indicates, the subjects deal with the many and varied principles of design. The chapters of the book are fairly varied in nature, the intention being to focus on the importance of each of the topics covering the entire sphere of marine design. For each chapter, there are enough books written by renowned authors and the reader is advised to refer to those books if needed, to produce good design work. With the author's experience of more than 40 years in marine design applications, the book is written focussing on marine design with examples of ships wherever necessary. He believes that the principles described in this book can be applied to successful designs of any other marine structure or vehicle, the details being different in each case.

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Advanced Marine Structures

   Marine structures are constructed for different purposes. Recent advancements in construction materials, innovative structural forms, and methods of modeling and analysis make the understanding of the subject more broad-based. This book is an attempt in the direction of explaining various stages of the analysis and design of marine structures. The essential concepts of the subject are presented so as to be useful for practicing engineers and graduate students in different engineering branches, namely: civil, mechanical, structural, naval architecture, production, and marine. With vast experience of teaching this subject and guiding research, a humble attempt is made to present the basics in a closed form that will be useful for readers. The chapters in this publication are organized in such way that the readers get an overall idea of various types of marine structures constructed for offshore oil and gas exploration as well as various environmental loads, ultimate load design, fluid-structure interaction, fatigue, and fracture. Numerical application problems and examples have been chosen in order to illustrate the use of analytical, experimental and numerical studies in the design and development of marine structures. The basics of design, plastic analysis, and estimation of shear center and shape factors will be useful for students because they are explained with simple examples

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Fatigue and Fracture - Understanding the Basics

   This book deals with the fatigue and fracture of engineering materials. Although modem fatigue analysis and fracture mechanics are mathematical disciplines, and mathematical rigor is normally found in texts on fatigue and fracture mechanics, I have endeavored to construct a more basic book that balances the major points of fatigue and fracture analysis without burdening the reader with too much complex mathematical development. This book is ideal for the engineer with a basic knowledge of materials that is just starting to be involved with either failure analysis or fatigue and fracture analysis. It also provides a sound technical groundwork for further study of more advanced texts. Tins book is useful for the experienced failure analyst that needs a more thorough background in fatigue and fracture mechanics, or for the fatigue and fracture engineer that needs to know more about failure modes.

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Design of marine facilities for the berthing, mooring and repair of vessels

   This publication was prepared with the intention to fill a gap existing in the general industry literature on port and harbor engineering and provide the practicing engineers with the necessary background information which they need in order to be able to design various port and harbor structures for the ship's berthing, mooring, and their repair. It contains a thorough introductory part and should also be very useful to all parties involved in shipping operations such as port authority engineers, port planners, marine contractors and terminal operators. The chapters of the book provide necsessary information of ship's dimenasions and characteristics, general ship design considerations, operational/environmental loads, design of the berthing loads and fender systems as well as various fixed and floating structures, etc.

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Ship Design - Methodologies of Preliminary Design

   The present book elaborates on combination of the basic theoretical approaches and common practices of the preliminary ship design. The intention of the author was to support the introductory training courses to ship design as a textbook. Taking this into account, we may consider the book as very useful one to college and/or university students of naval architecture and all related disciplines. It actually might serve as a perfect reference book for practicing naval architects, ship officers, engineers of related disciplines and anyone interested in ship design theory and practical methodologies for the estimation of the vessel's main properties and dimensions, as well as the other elements of design...

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Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) - Design - Moorings

   Purpose and scope of the publication; Purpose of criteria; Definition; Cancellation; Responsibilities and organizational roles of the parties involved with ship moorings; Various types of ship mooring systems; Examples of fixed vessel moorings; Spud moored floating DD; Shipss on one and on both sides of a peer; Some examples of fleet moorings; Ship at anchor; SPM with drag anchors and with plate anchor and a sinker; Bow-stern, Med- and Spread-mooring; Two inactive vessels being moored at a wharf; Design parameters in a mooring project; Basic mooring design approach, service types, facility design criteria and design considerations; Guidelines for inspections; Maintenance; Idealized models of anchor chain wear; Design recommendations; Static and dynamic environmental forces and moments on vessels; Engineering properties of air and water; Static current forces and moments (including ones applied to multiple ships)...

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Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures

   The document presented to your attention contains the proceedings of The Eighth International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures (PRADS) which was held in the People's Republic of China in 2001; it was the first Symposium of this kind to be held in the XXI Century. The ultimate aim of all PRADS symposia is to advance the design of ships/floating structures as a professional discipline by means of exchanging professional knowledge as well as promoting discussion of all relevant topics in naval architecture and marine/offshore engineering. Furthermore, this 8th Symposium was intended to significantly increase the professional co-operation at the international level and provide a good chance for the new development of production and design technology of ships/floating structures for safety, efficiency, economy and environmental production...

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Torsion and Shear Stresses in Ships

   The publication by Mohamed Shama called "Torsion and shear stresses in ships" is one of the most popular ones in the field of ship design and construction. Among the topics covered in it there are torsion, shear flow and stresses in thin walled multi-cell box girders, torsion warping deformation and stresses, various aspects of torsion of container vessel, general solution of the torsion equation, calculations of shear stresses in tanker ships being subjected to longitudinal vertical shear forces, programming implementation, shear loading and stresses in bulk carriers...

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Marine Structural Design Calculations

   The intention of the authors of this publication was to provide the readers with the book that would cover the design calculations of the offshore platforms, which are the main marine structures in the offshore oil and gas industry, paying particular attention to all critical issues which the designers usually face. It also provides the simple design tools based on the popular international codes by ISO, API, as well as other standards and practice used in marine structure design. Coordination among different engineering disciplines andmanagine the engineering phase are also discussed in the book.

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Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems in Offshore Engineering

   The main purpose of the book is to investigate the fundamental issues including dynamical modeling and control design for different mechanical systems in offshore engineering. The book presents theoretical explorations on several fundamental problems for dynamics and control of marine mechanical systems. Motivated by the need to develop a general dynamic modeling and control framework to achieve system performance, concepts from control, mechanical structures, and offshore fields are synthesized via a systematic approach and presented. The basic theoretical framework is formed toward mechanical systems in offshore engineering, which not only extends the theory of mechanical structures, but also applies to realistic problems faced by the industry. A comprehensive study is provided for developing advance strategies for the modeling and control design of the systems with guaranteed stability. By investigating the characteristics of mechanical models, advanced control approaches are presented for marine mechanical systems with specific applications, i.e., installation systems, mooring systems, and riser systems. The control designs are coupled with numerical simulations to illustrate the effectiveness.

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Advances in Marine Structures

   The authors of this book book collected the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT) held in 2011in Hamburg, Germany 28 to 30 March. This Conference follows up from the initial ones that were held in Glasgow, Scotland and in Lisbon, Portugal, respectively in 2007 and 2009. These conferences aim at bringing together industrial participants and researchers who are concerned with structural design and analysis of marine structures. Despite the availability of several conferences about ships and offshore structures, it was felt that there was still no conference series specially dedicated to marine structures, which would be the niche for these conferences. The initial impetus and support has been given by the Network of Excellence on Marine Structures, which was funded by the European Union from 2005 to 2010, bringing together thirty three European research groups from various Universities, research institutions, industrial companies and class societies dedicated to research in the area of marine structures. With the end of this EU project, a new organisation was created to maintain the cooperation ties among the groups that work in this general area. The MARSTRUCT Virtual Institute was created in 2010, with the aim of being an association of research groups interested in cooperating in the field of marine structures. It started with the same members as the participants in the Network of Excellence but in the near future it is open to accept the membership of other European groups that have the same aims.

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Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures

   Offshore structures are unique in the field of engineering, as they pose many challenges in the development and conceptualization of design. As innovative platform geometries are envisaged to alleviate the encountered environmental loads efficiently, detailed understanding of their analysis and basic design becomes important. Structural dynamics, being an important domain of offshore engineering. require intensive teaching and guidance to illustrate the fundamental concepts, in particular as applied to ocean structures. With the vast experience of teaching this subject and guiding research, a humble attempt is made to present the basics in a closed form, which will be useful for graduate students and researchers. Chapters in this book are organized such that the reader gets an overall idea of various types of offshore plants, basic engineering requirements, fundamentals of structural dynamics and their applications to preliminary design. Numerical examples and application problems are chosen to illustrate the use of experimental, numerical and analytical studies in the design and development of new structural form for deep-water oil exploration. This book is an effort in the direction of capacity building of practicing and consulting offshore structural engineers who need to understand the basic concepts of dynamic analysis of offshore structures through a simple and straightforward approach.

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Advanced Ship Design for Pollution Prevention

   The design of ship structures follows several steps and one of them consists on the determination of the design wave induced bending moment. This reference value, weighted by an appropriate safety factor, is added to the still water bending moment and the result is used to verify the structure ultimate strength. The design wave bending moment represents the maximum expected moment that the hull will be subjected during the operational lifetime. There are different methods to calculate this moment, while the simplest is given by the Classification Societies as an empirical formula. Over the last years efforts have been made to develop methods based on first principles so that they can be incorporated in structural reliability formulations. A review of such methods is presented by Guedes Soares et al. (1996), Guedes Soares (1998) and Parunov and Senjanovic (2003). The trend to rely on more direct methods of load assessment implies that the non-linear effects associated with large amplitude motions need to be properly accounted for. This has been achieved by methods such as the one of Fonseca and Guedes Soares (1998a, b) and few others of similar nature as reported in Watanabe and Guedes Soares (1999). This nonlinearity of the response needs to be reflected on the long term distributions and an approach to achieve that has been proposed by Guedes Soares and Schellin (1996).

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DNV Hull Structure Course

   DNV Hull Structure Course - the training course developed by Det Norske Veritas, one of the most respected Classification Societies. After satisfactory completion of the subject course, its participants will gain knowledge of basic ship hull strength and good understanding of how to coduct ship hull inspections properly. The purpose of this course is to explain the basics of hull structure to the technical personnel. The target group for this training is technical personnel within the ship owner or manager company, who need their competence in structural matters improved, with special focus on Oil Tankers and Bulk Carriers. After completion of the first module called "Basic Hull Structures", the participants will get better understanding of the behaviour of simple beams with loads and corresponding shear forces and moments, the applicable local and global loads on the ship hull girder and the corresponding shear forces and bending moments...

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Further Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles

   In our editorial for the previous volume Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles, we brought together 18 chapters describing research and developments in unmanned marine vehicles (UMVs). We provided a brief history of the important developments in UMVs from 1886 to date. We do not think it is necessary to repeat this here as readers of this volume will no doubt already possess a copy of Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles. We also reflected on the more recent increases in worldwide activity in this area and that almost without exception research groups were developing and working on real UMVs. This meant that they were able to test, evaluate and re-evaluate their designs in relatively quick succession, thereby rapidly reporting new approaches, techniques, designs and successes. This rapid design-evaluation cycle is the prime mover for progress, not only for consolidating designs but also for leading to new design ideas and innovation. Since its publication in 2006, Advances in Unmanned Marine Vehicles has proven to be a useful and popular source of reference. However, the rapid design-evaluation cycle means that further advances have been made and with this in mind it was felt that there was scope for a second more up-to-date volume in order to promulgate recent important developments.

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Risk-Based Ship Design

   The risk-based ship design discussed in the present book is a new engineering field of growing interest to the industry professionals. Its applications in the maritime industry started in the early 1960s when the concept of probabilistic ship's damage stability was first introduced. In the following, they were widely applied within the offshore sector and are now being adapted and utilized within the ship technology and shipping sector. The main motivation for using of such approach is twofold: implement a novel ship design which is considered safe but - for some formal reason - cannot be approved today and/or rationally optimise an existing design with respect to safety, without compromising on efficiency and performance. This volume derives from the knowledge gained in the course of the project SAFEDOR , an Integrated Project under the sixth framework programme of the EC. The topic of SAFEDOR is risk-based ship design, operation and regulation. Under the coordination of GL, 52 European organizations - representing all stakeholders of the maritime industry - took part in this important R&D project. This book does not aim to be a textbook for postgraduate studies, as contributions to the subject topic are still evolving and some time will be necessary until maturity. However, as the topic of risk-based design, operation and regulation is almost absent from today's universities' curricula, the book aims to contribute to the necessary enhancement of academic curricula to address this important subject to the maritime industry. Therefore, the aim of the book is to provide the readers with an understanding of the fundamentals and details of the integration of risk-based approaches into the ship design process. The book facilitates the transfer of knowledge from the research conducted within the SAFEDOR project to the wider maritime community and nurtures inculcation upon scientific approaches related to the safety of ship and risk-based design.

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High Performance Marine Vessels
   Speed is not simply about velocity in air or water but should be considered in context with its purpose and the tools available. Until recently in historical terms, the motive power available for travel over the water was manpower itself or wind. Over many centuries sailing vessels have been refined so that they could harness more of its power efficiently, and reach higher into an oncoming wind so as to perform a more direct route to the objective. The wind is not available to order nevertheless, and so "speed" achieved is not constant. The invention of reciprocating engines, initially steam driven, made a step change for maritime transport, just as it did on land a little over two centuries ago. It changed the meaning of speed over water, since not only could a vessel be designed to travel directly to its destination, but also could transport much greater payloads than possible previously, and could deliver independent of the weather environment. In the first century of powered marine craft, speeds increased from around 20 knots to about double that. At such speed, there are challenges even for large craft due to rapid increase of drag on the hull if a boat continues to try to push its way through. The propeller driving such a vessel also loses efficiency due to a phenomenon known as cavitation unless specially designed to harness it. In the early part of the twentieth century, pioneering engineers conquered both problems and developed planing craft that could travel much faster by skimming over the water surface. The racing fraternity that grew in this period took things to the limit and produced craft that were in danger of flying if a stray gust of wind should hit...

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Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design
   Finite Element Method (FEM) is a numerical method for solving differential equations that describe many engineering problems. One of the reasons for FEM's popularity is that the method results in computer programs versatile in nature that can solve many practical problems with a small amount of training. Obviously, there is a danger in using computer programs without proper understanding of the theory behind them, and that is one of the reasons to have a thorough understanding of the theory behind FEM. Many universities teach FEM to students at the junior/senior level. One of the biggest challenges to the instructor is finding a textbook appropriate to the level of students. In the past, FEM was taught only to graduate students who would carry out research in that field. Accordingly, many textbooks focus on theoretical development and numerical implementation of the method. However, the goal of an undergraduate FEM course is to introduce the basic concepts so that the students can use the method efficiently and interpret the results properly. Furthermore, the theoretical aspects of FEM must be presented without too many mathematical niceties. Practical applications through several design projects can help students to understand the method clearly. This book is suitable for junior/senior level undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in mechanical, civil, aerospace, biomedical and industrial engineering, and engineering mechanics; researchers and design engineers in the above fields.

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The Theory of Materials Failure
   A complete and comprehensive theory of failure for homogeneous materials is developed. The resulting general failure theory for isotropic materials and its related failure criteria are calibrated by two properties: the uniaxial tensile and compressive strengths, T and С. From such readily available data for most materials, the entire family of failure envelopes can be generated for any and all states of stress in any isotropic material. It is not just a coincidence that the number of independent failure properties being at two is the same as the number of independent elastic properties for isotropy. This relationship will be of considerable consequence. It will require a long and involved derivation to establish the operational capability and results mentioned briefly above. First, however, a historical survey and evaluation must be conducted. Insofar as general applications are concerned, the complete and absolute unsuitabilities are detailed for the Mises, Tresca, Drucker-Prager, and Coulomb-Mohr failure criteria. Only the Mises form is satisfactory for a specific class of materials—that being only for ductile metals. A general failure theory must cover not only ductile metals but also brittle metals, glassy and crystalline polymers, ceramics, glasses, and a variety of other isotropic materials types, just as does elasticity theory. Treating failure criteria with the appropriate and necessary generality has always remained an unsolved and historically formidable problem, and significant progress has been greatly impeded—even blocked.

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Welding Symbols on Drawings
   This title represents an updated version of classical Weld symbols on drawings book which was first published thirty years ago. The authors, E. N. Gregory and A. A. Armstrong, did their best to describe the application of weld symbols in BS EN 22553 British/European Standard, ISO 2553 International Standard, and U.S. ANSI/AWS A2.4-98 Standard. This book will be of particular use to students studying welding technology as well as for everyone dealing with welding.
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Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment
   This book brings together 13 chapters by international experts based on the presentations made at the IFREMER/ONR workshop. "Durability of Composites in a Marine Environment", held at the IFREMER Centre in Nantes, in August 2012. The main objective, of both the workshop and this book, is to give a state-of-the-art overview of current research in Europe and the USA, on the behaviour of composite materials in a marine environment. This was achieved by bringing together leading researchers in this Held, providing invited lectures and discussions over two days. A round table discussion then focussed on further research required to improve the long-term reliability of composite marine structures, and finally all presenters were invited to prepare a chapter for this book. While fibre reinforced polymer composites have been used in marine applications for over 50 years (pleasure boats, military vessels and submarines), design with respect to long-term durability has been largely based on experience, and safety factors are often high. In recent years, there have been concerted efforts to rationalize design of small boats culminating in the appearance of the ISO 12215 in 2(X)6. This provides a common basis for the determination of scantlings, but long-term behaviour is hardly considered.
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Ship Construction 7th Edition
   This is the latest seventh edition of the world famous ship construction book, the real must-have for every person involved in shipbuilding or shiprepair.

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