||Lars Larsson, Hoyte C. Raven
||Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
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More than twenty years elapsed since the date of the publication of the previous edition of world famous and popular Principles of Naval Architecture. During this time there have been so many remarkable advances in the science and practice of the design and construction of vessels as well as other floating structures. In the previous edition of the book, not too much attention was paid to the increasing use of computers and various computational methods. Nowadays, computers are very important tools in any kind of engineering environment. Some advanced methods and concepts that were under development at that time are the important part of common engineering practice of today. These methods include computational fluid dynamics, numerical modeling, final element analysis, etc., providing naval architects with unprecedented power and flexibility to explore innovation in design and concept of marine systems...