18.08.2017

One of the most popular classic books on the shipbuilding demonstrating the actual design methods and construction techniques. It was originally published so many years ago in order to serve as a reference book when performing training of the woordworkers and carpenters in the fundamental theoretical aspects of the construction of the wooden vessels.

The author of the volume tried to establish a course useful for the shipbuilders and boatbuilders; he did not try to prepare a complete treatise on the subject so please note that there can be some omissions. However, needless to say that the book will be of great interest for everyone willing to improve their knowledge of ship construction principles, as well as people interested in building ship models.

The book is classic and rare; of course, the shipbuilding of today much differs from the one of last century due to the new technologies developed; however, the theory of the process, naval architecture, mechanics, strength, hydromechanics and other remain unchanged...

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17.08.2017

This work is dealing with the rick-based approach applied to the assessment of the fire safety in the various maritime composite superstructures. Sometimes it makes sense to substitute steel used for the construction of the maritime structures with the FRP taking into account such advantages as the reduced weight and easier maintenance, of course provided all relevant requirements have been complied with.

A newly introduced methodology in the applicable regulations opens up for the new and innovative design solutions - again provided they have proven safe and complying with the relevant requirements. The present report is intended to provide the ship construction industry with an approach that would be clearly effecting to the fire safety in case of the FRP composite materials utilized for construction.

This is the fragment of the opening chapter of this book. The chapters of the publication cover the SOLAS fire safety related requirements, concept of risk, structural requirements, need and risk analysis for verification, synoptic application of the proposed approach, etc.

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14.08.2017

One of the most popular books on this subject written by the recognized master of solid mechanics. The readers have appreciated the content and named this book the best short one on the advanced stress analysis. An ideal to be used as a reference book or when teaching young engineers.

The text of the publication is reflecting the impressive talent of its author, Den Hartog, for making so lively and discursive presentations of the subject, as well as his truly unique ability to combine the theory and practical orientation. The concepts explored in the pages of this volume cover such the important aspects of the material strength as theory of elasticity, bending of flat plates,, rotating disks, buckling, torsion and many others.

The book is mainly aimed at the students having a course in elementary strength of materials. The content includes a separate valuable chapter of the problems-and-answers giving both professionals and students required practice in techniques and very clear, informative and understandable illustrations of applications...

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13.08.2017

In the first release of this Handbook the standard technical overview of the welding processes and necessary guidance to the major welding techniques were provided together with their applications. Subject approach is actually retained in this latest edition of the volume, but the content has been revised and substantially expanded to reflect the recent developments in the field of welding.

The book opens with the comprehensive review of the gas welding processes followed with the professional discussion covering the theoretical basics of the arc welding, including the arc physics and sources of power. After that, several arc welding techniques are discussed, including SAW, MMAW, TIG plus other types. Remaining chapters of the handbook deal with the various types of welding including resistance ald laser plus applications of the different welding techniques to such processes as brazing, cutting, soldering, hardfacing and cladding.

The main content also addresses the general matters of mechanization, welding design, safety issues, distortion, residual stress and other important technical factors. Moreover, the economical factors, e.g. the associated costs, are also covered. This volume confirms its established reputation and remains the remarkably comprehensive yet quite concise intro to all welding processes and their practical applications...

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13.08.2017

Briefly, the book is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of all techniques that are available in the industry for joining/repair offshore structures. Joining systems not involving the use of welding are discussed first. These engineering systems required for joining procedures are then discussed - pipe handling, design of the hyperbaric chambers etc.

The principal techniques of the underwater welding are then described - wet, one atmosphere plus hyperbaric welding, followed by a clear description of the major effects of environmental pressure on the hyperbaric welding processes. To make this section of the book more comprehensible to the general reader, a brief description of each welding process as it is used in general engineering is included before the modifications required for hyperbaric applications are discussed. Finally, those joining systems not used currently, but which show promise in the lab, are described, followed by some speculation relating to how underwater joining technology might develop over the next few years.

For general information, appendices providing description of the relevant diving technology, basic oceanography and also the methods of research commonly applied for the development of hyperbaric welding techniques are included. Although this book describes the technology of underwater repair at all water depths, it should be recognized that the great majority of offshore repair work is carried out at relatively shallow depths, in the region intermittently covered by the water, known as the "splash zone". This is because the speed of any object dropped from the platform or an adjacent ship is highest at the water line, while wave loadings, corrosion activity and the growth rate of marine life arc all at a maximum just below the surface.

In addition, the possibility of collision between shipping and the platform is also maximized at shallow depths. Thus, numerically, the majority of underwater repairs takes place at shallow depths, although the most economically and technologically significant arc in deeper water, frequently on pipelines.

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10.08.2017

This manual was developed and released by Avesta contains the recommended practices and stainless steel-relating products. The stainless steel welding is considered a complex combination of the chemistry, geometry, metallurgy and even aesthetics. The mechanical and chemical properties of the newly established welds, such as their resistance to corrosion, shall be correct and proper surface finishing shall be achieved.

It is very important to choose the best suiting welding consumables and methods. The present manual not only gives the technical details of the filler metals recommended for use when welding all steels but also provides necessary professional assistance in selection of the optimum welding techniques and methods. The content of the manual has been prepared on the basis of the huge, seventy-year experience of the specialists of Avesta company in the field of welding stainless steels of all types. One main element is the proper development of the welding electrodes and wires for the high-alloy steels and their specific applications.

When preparing this manual, valuable contributions from the welding experts were used. This title shall definitely serve as a perfect handy tool providing all people engaged in welding stainless steels, from students to the experienced specialists, with the necessary technical information covering literally all important aspects.

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08.08.2017

Materials are and have always been considered one of the most critical elements since they support a wide variety of technological fields. The content of the present book was summarized on the basis of the results of the research activities and laboratory works, and it is actually forming a basic principle of laboratory work.

That is why this publication is expected to be suitable to the graduate students; however, it will definitely be of equal importance and use for the undergraduate students as well as the researchers and practicing engineers working in the fields of mechanics and materials. The material contained in each of the parts has been edited base on the technical review papers by the author.

The first chapter provides some general introduction to materials. The second chapter will tell the readers about the main technical concepts of the fracture mechanics, while the third chapter describes the main principles of toughness and strength of materials. The remaining chapters of the volume cover the steels, alloys, intermetallic compounds, cast iron, polymers and ceramic materials, titanium, aluminum, metal matrix composites and many other important and relevant topics.

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08.08.2017

Numerous excellent textbooks are available today dealing with the structural steel design; however, in the opinion of the author of the present title, they are all lacking several critically important features. The design of the structural elements demands lots of checks performed in a structured and systematic way.

This volume has been prepared to give a step-by-step approach to the subject task with the intention to achieve completeness of all aspects of the design. Subject approach makes this publication very reader-friendly. Following the approach presented in this volume will allow to make the quality assurance become less arduous  and also to fully standardize the output of the steel design office. The students will also find the book useful due to the basic elements of the theory and discussion of the relevant analysis plus because of the interesting structured approach applied by the author to the design of all structural members and their connections.

Several worked real life examples will definitely be found very useful to the practicing designers and engineers, as well as for the students. All fundamental design principles have been illustrated by the informative sketches. The extensive use of images is one of the particular features of the volume clarifying the ambiguities...

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