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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This publication was prepared with the intention to fill a gap in the knowledge that exists there in the general industry literature available today on port/harbor engineering and aims to provide the practicing engineers with the necessary background information which they need in order to be able to design various these structures for the berthing of the vessels, their mooring, and necessary repair works.

The volume 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 this valuable book provide necessary information of ship's dimensions and characteristics, general ship design considerations, operational/environmental loads, design of the berthing loads plus fender systems as well as various fixed and floating structures, etc.

Different types of the drydocks have been covered in the pages of this handbook, together with the procedures for assessment of such structures. The text is supplemented with nearly two hundred ship line drawings and more than fifty color photographs, numerous informative graphs and data tables enabling readers to better catch the material presented. All relevant standards and regulations have also been addressed and referenced where necessary.

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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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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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