The present publication prepared by Paolo Boccotti was released to provide industry with the new perspective concerning the calculation of the wave forces acting on the marine structures through unifying the probabilistic and deterministic ways of approaching the theory of waves and through combination of the various methods commonly used together with the experimental measurements.

In his work, the author presents the QG, standing for the quasi-determinism theory as well as the use of SSFEs, i.e. small-scale field experiment approach, simplifying the techniques and findings that are honed in this publication in order to provide the practicing engineers and researchers with the newly introduced effective practical analysis methods. The author has included numerous real life case studies and worked examples to supplement the theory and let readers understand it easier.

The volume includes discussion on the software used for the analysis. An absolutely recommended book for everyone dealing with wave mechanics and calculations related to the wave loads since this is very important aspect of any marine structure design. All aspects of the design they shall be aware of have been covered in the pages of this popular volume.

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The content of the present publication of designing for strength is mainly intended to provide a good coverage of the strength related calculations for the general design to the standards considered suitable for the engineering courses. However decision was made by the author of the volume to skip the academic soil and fracture mechanics, advanced theoretical civil engineering, plasticity and other matters.

The original intention is to explain in details the main stress forms and then proceed to the critical examination of the associated material properties and relevant testing. After that the author explains the stress concentration followed by the information on the applications, with the latter being treated in fundamental terms, relevant aspects and procedures that are specific to the constructions and pressure vessels.

The volume concludes with the numerous real case studies providing additional information for easier understanding of the subject. A huge part of the material has been presented in a quite condensed format with some references made to the publications available today, all listed in a separate section, all of the references have been selected by the author of the book.

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This training course was developed by Captain S. A. Hosseini and released by the I.R.I.S.L. Training Institute specifically to assist ship chief mates willing to have better understanding of the ship construction. Such understanding will definitely contribute to the safety of the voyage since knowing the construction of the vessel will help make better arrangements related to its use and also choose appropriate course of actions during various situations.

The material of this training volume is arranged in seven major sections starting from the materials commonly used for constructing ship hulls. The next two sections are dealing with the ship bulkheads including their construction and watertightness aspects, bulkhead testing etc., and welding covering different types of welding, testing the weld seams, preparation for welding, advantages of welding etc.

The weather- and watertight doors are discussed in the other section together with their construction, operation and maintenance. The rest of the book is dealing with the corrosion of the ship hull and methods of preventing corrosion, classification, survey and drydocking of the vessels, and finally the requirements of the SOLAS convention that shall be taken in consideration and complied with at all times.

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Here are the lecture notes for the Ship Structure course intended to facilitate the development of the good technical knowledge of the structure of the ship's hull. The main focus has been made by the authors of the course on the different types of the structural behavior on the basis of the fundamental concepts of mechanics of materials.

The content of the course is covering the design and assessment as well as drawing and reporting on the scantlings of the ship, i.e. design of the hull girder applied to the large vessels. Another important goal of the course is the development of the trainees' ability of making educated guess based on the good reasoning and very careful approximation of the problem.

The set consists of two courses. The first course No. 5003 addresses the structural features of the vessel, mechanical behavior, longitudinal strength and bean theory and associated equations, force and displacement methods applied to the indeterminate beams, shear stresses, torsion, plate bending, structural analysis methods, moment distribution, and other aspects.

This all is continued in the second course No. 6003 dealing with the elastic plate behavior, plastic and elastic bending, elastic buckling, local and overall stiffener buckling, fatigue and fracture problems, strain rate effects, engineering safety metrics, buckling of transverse and longitudinal plate panels, hot spot fatigue analysis, risk analysis, laterally loaded plates and other topics considered important.

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Everyone has own idea and opinion of what exactly human factors are. The reason for that is molding of the everyone's perspective with the particular field. Subject field can be design or experimental research, cognitive theory or acquisition, biology, anthropology or any other. Nowadays there is a driving demand for the naval specialists to focus on such important aspect as human factor.

Regretfully, the number of marine accidents continues to increase with the main cause being human error. It can be designer's or operator's error. The situation is worsened because of the decreasing manning of the vessels, lack of duly experienced operators, and operations carried out in high seas; you should also take into account the fatigue. One of the potential solutions could be automation; however the fact is that flawed automation system contribute to the maritime accidents.

The present publication is devoted to the human factors for the design and operation of the naval marine vehicles. The author has addressed the main aspects involved, including types of the marine vehicles, their functions and associated limitations and solutions, human stressors, areas of concern, enhancement of the human factors, HMI, standing for the human-machine interface, important design considerations and future trends.

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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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The present volume continues the book devoted to the large floating structures available here at our website. It will provide the readers with a truly comprehensive and professional treatment of subject structures analyzed together with their relationship with the sea habitants, coastal waters, current flow, and taking into consideration all aspects involved.

The author has looked into the structural and hydro-elastic analysis of the structures at both cell and overall levels, maintenance system, commonly used anti-corrosion arrangements, breakwater analysis and design matters, wave properties that are considered critically important for the correct estimation of the loading of the very large floating structures; note that it is also covering virtually all latest developments in the field with the primary emphasis made on the Mega-Float.

The content has been very well illustrated with the informative and clear pictures, and supplemented with the numerous detailed drawings; there are also equations included for the math modeling and analysis. The book will be ideal for the design professionals and students of structural engineering.

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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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