29.04.2018
SHIP CONSTRUCTION — CHIEF MATE COURSE

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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15.03.2018
LECTURE NOTES FOR ENGINEERING 5003 & 6003 — SHIP STRUCTURES I & II

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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06.03.2018
HUMAN FACTORS FOR NAVAL MARINE VEHICLE DESIGN AND OPERATION

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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01.02.2018
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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20.01.2018
VERY LARGE FLOATING STRUCTURES

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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20.01.2018
SHIP DESIGN — METHODOLOGIES OF PRELIMINARY DESIGN

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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29.10.2017
FATIGUE AND FRACTURE — UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

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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29.10.2017
SHIP—SHAPED OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS DESIGN, BUILDING AND OPERATION

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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