The risk-based design of vessels is a newly established engineering area attracting more and more interest of the practicing designers, engineers and researchers from the various disciplines connected with the design and construction of ships, their operation and regulation.

There is a twofold motivation to use the risk-based approach - the implementation of a novel design considered safe but not yet approved or rational optimization of the existing design focusing on the safety but bearing the performance and efficiency in mind.

The content of this book derives from the information and technical knowledge obtained during the SAFEDOR project coordinated by GL. It is not the intention of the author to prepare a text-book for the ship design students noting that the contributors to this volume are still evolving. However, the volume is aiming to provide readers interested in the risk-based approaches to the ship design with a good understanding of the basic and details of these approaches and their integration.

The volume will facilitate the transfer of the knowledge gained in the course of the project to the whole maritime community and shall therefore be treated well since such transfer will play a very important role in improvement of the ship design techniques and eventually contribute to the safety of shipping.

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The book will be useful for all naval architects including professionals and students. The major portion of its content has been subjected to significant revision. The author has retained the original arrangement of the material featuring a truly extensive coverage of the very latest technological developments in the field of predictions of the sea loads including slamming and non-linear load effects.

Moreover, several new sections have been added to cover the mechanics of ship grounding and collisions of ships. The analysis of ship hull strength is now treated more extensively in comparison with the previous edition. The author has paid special attention to the problems that are commonly encountered in the vessels of special types and sizes developed in recent decades - note that many of those problems require special design approach.

In addition, the book addresses the recent developments in strength standards of class societies and latest changes in the rules and regulations including CSR for bulk carriers and tankers. The materials covered in the book are not limited to steel, and the author has also touched such materials as aluminum and composites. Even the vessels of unusual construction and geometry have been covered.

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This book will provide required practical reference and will therefore be of great use for the students and practicing naval architects, noting that the content is up-to-date. The volume shall be highly recommended to the people engaged in developing the design of the ships trying to reach higher efficiency and operational economy.

Apart from just documenting the ship design procedures, this book is also touching the new computer-based design methods. According to the reviews, this is a very comprehensive treatise of ship design giving students valuable advice on the design of the ship, particularly focusing on the hull. The operational economy of the ships has also been paid serious attention by the author.

The material contained in the volume is directly usable making it a good choice for the working specialists, such as the ship designers; however, the easy-to-follow way it is presented in makes it also a perfect textbook for the students at all levels who can use it as a supplementary reading. In fact, this is one of the most popular books available on ship design with emphasis made on the efficiency aspects since there are not too many publications addressing this today.

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Here is the latest seventh edition of one of the most recognized textbooks on ship construction offering professional guidance for the design of vessels and their construction from A to Z. The volume will provide readers with the good overview of the established shipyard techniques proven effective, safety matters involved, materials used for construction, their strength, cutting and welding of metals, including the newly introduced methods of computer-aided design.

The book also covers the relevant international regulations applicable to the different ship types, contemporary materials and fabrication techniques. The material in the book is arranged in seven sections introducing readers to the world of shipbuilding and covering the fundamental ship design, dimensions and categories, as well as the development of the types. The content also considers the developments in the shipyard layout together with the development of the original arrangement and structural design plus the major processes that are commonly involved in the plate or section preparation and machining.

The text of the book has been already found invaluable by the students of marine technology, practicing naval architects and marine engineers due to the amount of the useful information this book provides and reasonable arrangement of the sections. This is what has gained so much popularity to this release of "Ship Construction" by D. J. Eyres and G. J. Bruce.

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This is a remarkably comprehensive and easy to use reference book bringing the fundamental information required for better understanding of the design and performance of ships. the content of the volume is covering all major technical aspects involved and includes the exam one-liners. Note that the readers are not expected to have some deep knowledge of the ship design as pre-requisite.

Instead, it helps to build up their understanding key elements of the vessel design together with their impact on the performance and to find the ways of how to maximize subject performance. the book was prepared by the recognized marine engineering expert presenting the fundamental formulas and facts backed up by the theoretical information, informative illustrations and photos.

Numerous examples of the contemporary ship designs have been included. Among the items addresses there are general particulars of the vessels, their types, speed and powering, ship propeller design, behavior of ship in restricted waters etc. We would definitely say that this volume is a perfect textbook for the students providing easily accessible information which may also interest practicing specialists.

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Featuring a content prepared by the group of recognized and well respected authorities in a world of shipbuilding, this excellent publication is a perfect reference for all naval architects, ship constructors, ship designers and marine engineers - in fact for every single person interested in or working in the marine industry. The main emphasis has been made by the author of the volume upon the construction and design of the vessels in order to fulfill several specific missions.

Apart from the purely theoretical chapters such as the chapters on naval architecture principles, structural components of the ship's hull, analysis and design of the principal structures and ship construction fundamentals, the book also addresses the established ship construction practices and effective procedures, welding, assembly, launching and outfitting of the newly constructed ship, materials used for construction, applicable rules, regulations and standards, up to the sea trials and preparation of the vessel for delivery.

A glossary of the commonly used ship construction and design terminology is also included for easier use of the book. In short, we can say that this volume is definitely the most comprehensive one of those devoted to the ship design principles and major construction techniques.

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This volume is elaborating on combination of the basic theoretical approaches and common practices of the preliminary design of the ship. The intention of the author was to support the introductory training courses of ship design as a textbook. Taking this into account, we may consider this book as so useful one to students of naval architecture as well as of all related disciplines.

We are quite sure that the book would actually serve as an excellent reference source not only for the students but even for the practicing naval architects, ship officers, marine engineers and anyone interested in ship design theory plus practical methodologies applied to the estimation of the ship's basic properties and main dimensions together with the other elements of design.

There are five appendices complementing the main content of the book providing some additional information on the different ships types and their characteristics, historical background, regulatory documentation, description of the relational method, etc. Definitely recommended reading for both professional and future ship designers who will benefit from the thoroughly prepared information provided in the volume.

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The main intention of the author of this volume treated as one of the best ship construction textbooks available today, is to provide the readers with the basic theoretical knowledge that is necessary for those willing to get to the thorough technical understanding of the ship construction problems.

It will be a great source for the students of ship building, ship repair, and many other specialties connected with ship technology and marine-related sciences. It will be particularly useful for the students engaged in BTEC programs preparing to start their careers at sea. The content of the book covers literally everything starting from the fundamental theoretical information about the basic elements of the ships, their types, constructional features, their hulls and shipboard systems, outfitting items etc.

Then the book covers all shipyard practices, joining metals, means of control, and even international regulations governing the construction of ships. We are all aware of the significant changes that took place in the ship construction industry in the past decades, such as the introduction of several brand new construction technologies, and one of the main aims of the present volume is to describe most of the contemporary shipyard techniques to the readers with due attention being paid to the basic theoretical principles.

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