This publication is dealing with the fatigue and fracture related issues of various engineering materials commonly used for construction. The author has provided a coverage of the mechanical properties, touching the differences that exist there between the brittle and ductile fractures in materials, fundamentals of the fracture mechanics and fatigue, main structural joints and their characteristics, hi-temp failures and wear, failures induced by the environmental conditions, and major stages of the failure analysis process.

There are several chapters addressing the fatigue aspects and fracture of steels and aluminum alloys together with the other alloys, polymers, ceramic and other materials. The author tried to make a book that would balance all major points of the fracture and fatigue analysis of the construction materials without making readers get engaged in complex mathematical calculations.

The volume is really ideal one for the engineers having some minimal knowledge of the materials and willing to involve in fatigue and/or fracture analysis. The content is also providing required technical basis for the further research work and will therefore be interesting even for the experienced engineers.

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This volume presents the results of joint efforts of the professional engineers Jeom Kee Paik and Anil Kumar Thayambali. Published by Cambridge University Press in 2004, this book covers all aspects of ship-shaped offshore installations design building and operation and will be of great use for all people involved in the design and operation of offshore structures.

The book was originally aimed at structural engineers and the authors have paid particular and close attention to the details especially those in limit-state design method. Note that the coverage of the other relevant aspects is equally impressive. The authors have managed to condense a truly great amount of fresh and important information in a single practical book providing plenty of references.

The units addressed in this book are important for the future development of the hydrocarbons offshore and they are considered better choice in marginal fields. Such systems are advantageous when utilized for the development of oil and gas in deep and ultra-deep waters and also at fields substantially remote from the existing pipelines. The book covers a remarkably wide range of topics from contracting strategy to decommissioning and further removal of the offshore units concerned...

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The publication was published with the intention to introduce the theoretical principles of the structural loading of vessels and various offshore structures commonly caused by waves, winds and currents. The author has provided the description of the application of subject theory to the real structures. The content provides all required fundamentals as well as the advanced calculations and describes types of sea loads experienced by ships and offshore facilities.

It will be excellent when used as supplementary material to enrich the knowledge of the practicing engineers in the field of loads. Note that the readers are expected to have some knowledge of mathematics and fluid motions in order to get better understanding. A really essential reading for the offshore engineers. The author of the volume aims to provide a thorough understanding through the simplified math models.

Among the most important topics described in the book are numerical methods used to ascertain the motions and loads induced by waves, stationkeeping, linear waves and motions induced by them, water impact etc. Extensive use of the live examples and exercises will help to understand the material presented.

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This is a good source of information for those involved in the design of the vessels featuring high speeds. The book is very useful and does not require readers to be naval architects - the content will be understandable even to the people with little to no naval background. The author has covered in a single publication everything the designers will need to know about such crafts. It will be of particular use for the conceptual design.

The results of all recent developments in the field have been duly reflected in this volume making it an excellent reference work for those who seek a comprehensive technical introduction into this specific type of craft. the volume will also provide a reference list with the important technical papers and other documents. The volume features remarkable coverage of the specific topics that are not commonly included in the content of traditional textbooks on marine hydrodynamics.

It is a good technical resource providing all required information about the HSC including a detailed summary of the relevant technical researches. Recommended to be used as a desktop reference book for the naval architects, ship designers, and all other parties involved.

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The authors of this yacht design textbook have managed to provide a remarkable coverage of all related aspects with sufficient technical principles and concepts, and with math to allow the future yacht designers to duly understand the fundamentals. Apart from the theoretical information, the text of the volume is supplemented by numerous worked examples included to demonstrate how the calculations associated with the design shall be performed.

The content of the book is highly readable and comprehensive. There is a list of reference sources included leading to the further publications. The authors have addressed virtually all design related matters from the very basics to the structural details. The volume is strongly recommended to all people having the interest in the yacht design basics. It will best suit newcomers to the yacht design.

Written by a duet of recognized experts in yacht design, the publication has been found by the readers to be very sound and up-to-date, serving as a classic manual for yacht designers covering every single aspect. Among the matters addressed in the book are design considerations and methodology applied, rig design and calculations, hull, keel, rig and rudder design, applicable ISO standards, design evaluation and many other important topics.

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This document was officially released with the intention to provide the design policy and effective procedures for the mooring design for U.S. DOD vessels. The main purpose of the volume is to ensure the safety, quality and consistency of the vessels serving DOD with the due attention paid to their mooring arrangements. The mooring itself is generally defines as a structure restraining a vessel's movement against the actions of winds, waves and current forces.

The main emphasis in this document has been placed on the moorings that are composed of tension and compression members used to secure ships. While the opening part of the document is introductory, its second part provides the information related to the different types of mooring systems and the third part is devoted to the basic design procedures including design criteria and methods, design and operational considerations, maintenance and inspection, and general mooring guidelines.

The next two parts are devoted to the static forces and moments, and to the established procedures of the anchor system design. The rest of the document is dealing with the key components of the mooring systems, catenary behavior, fixed and spread mooring, etc. The glossary of terms is also included.

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In the recent decades, there was so much of research activities conducted with the intention to get the structural analysis and design significantly improved. Most of them were addressing the hull girder strength using the finite element method more effectively. Taking into account that the ship structures are very complex, we will have to pay special attention to the interaction of the above mentioned strength with the local strength of the ship.

The structural elements of the hull are normally subjected to the stresses of different types including residual and fabrication stresses. This volume will cover the aspects of analysis and design of the ship structures not addressed earlier. The author has addressed a complex areas of the structural design, presenting it to the readers in a suitable manner that will make it easier to follow for the practicing engineers and students.

The content will present serious practical value due to the material contained and dealing with the torsion ad shear loading/stresses - this will present some additional interest to the naval architects. Numerous solved and unsolved problems have been included to supplement the theoretical information.

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This volume destined to be treated as a true classic in the mechanics of solids provides readers with the scientific evaluations and duly detailed derivations of the failure criteria of solid materials. In his stimulating book the author gives a comprehensive theory of the failures developed for the isotropic and homogeneous materials ranging from brittle materials to ductile metals.

An excellent subject easily accessible to the researchers in the field and students at all levels. Once they open this comprehensive and concise volume, they will definitely find it next to impossible to put it down until every chapter has been finished. The content is concerned with the material failure theory having the physical and mathematical basis. Though it shall not be treated as the complete review of the theory, it shall rather be considered a discriminating exposition of the subject.

There is a serious gap in the available information that would cover this matter and the intention of the author was to provide all missing knowledge and make a book featuring duly organized and unified presentation of classical and newly introduced approaches to the failure analysis. Such approach has made the content accessible to everyone from practicing engineers to the newcomers.

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