Advances in Marine Antifouling Coatings and Technologies

   It is well known from the marine history that from the first steps done in the navigation, the marine fouling, i.e. growth of various aquatic organisms on the ships underwater parts was always treated as a very serious problem. This book is aimed to address some key aspects of the technologies of development and application of the anti-fouling coatings intended to protect the ships hull. The following aspects are covered in this volume: Marine fouling organisms, their impact on the hull, chemically active marine antifouling technologies, development of antifouling coatings and their testing, various surface approaches to the control of marine bio-fouling. The content of the book reflects the result of the authors to make a summary of the researches in the field and their practical implications. The material presented in the book has been compiled using the valuable contributions provided by the international experts and editors. As a result, this standard reference volume will be very useful for the manufacturers of the AFS, maritime industry, participants of the oil and gas industry, as well as of any other industry using different offshore structures, plus the researchers and scientists. The book provides the assessment of the marine anti-fouling organisms and the impact they may have, discussion of the major developments and examination of the new surface approaches, plus the review of the environmentally-friendly alternatives...

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The Art of Welding

   The welding itself is treated as a technical skill of constantly increasing demand; in fact, we may say that the theoretical basics of welding could quite easily be learned by all students. The author of the present welding textbook has more than four decades of professional experience in welding; the publication reflects the results of his efforts setting out the fundamental techniques related to the different types of welding including arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding, as well as brazing and others. This is an excellent choice for the newbie welders willing to get a proper and thorough understanding of the basics of welding and get familiarized with the most commonly used welding techniques, processes plus the equipment used. This is a handy reference work explaining the main welding processes as they have been developed, introduced and subsequently used in the industry. The application of the welding to model engineering has also been addressed in the present volume. The main content of the textbook is divided into two halves supplemented with three appendices providing the information about the weld symbols, frequent welding defects and aids to assembly. This book also covers the exercises with mild steel, resistance welding, welding of pipes, MIG/TIG welding together with many other important technical aspects directly related to the welding.


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Metal Fatigue
   The publication starts with the introductory information followed by the historical background of the metal fatigue factor including the experimental works, standardization, fracture mechanics, implementation of the computers and servo-hydraulic testing appliances. The next chapter addresses the constant amplitude metal fatigue, including the fatigue mechanisms, ratcheting, S/N curves etc. This one is followed by the chapter dedicated to the variable amplitude and multi-axial metal fatigue, including the math description, Miner's rule, standard load histories and other relevant information. The fifth chapter is dealing with the fatigue design, covering the failure analysis, approaches and situations, product liability and associated safety regulations. The next chapter addresses the uncracked situation, including the surface finish and mean stress effects, effects of notches, fatigue life improvement etc., while the following chapter addresses the cracked situation including the initial and final crack sizes, crack propagation, interaction effects, fractography and other important factors. The remaining chapters of the book are dedicated to the fatigue crack paths, researches and development in the field, current industry trends, avoidance of the failures etc. Three appendices provide the information about the fracture mechanics, non-destructive tests, and random load theory.

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Structural steel designer's handbook

   This perfect handbook is mainly aimed to provide all interested parties including general readers and industry people with the easy access to the wealth of practically useful information directly relating to the problem-solving. It offers numerous handy data charts and tables, supplemented with formulas and informative illustrations. As per the numerous opinions provided by the industry experts from different countries, this book shall be treated as the valuable working instrument expected to be used by all steel designers. The content has already been highly appreciated by the specialists dealing with the design of the various steel structures. This is the fourth release of the handbook, substantially updated and revised to make the content even more user-friendly and duly reflect all developments in the field of steel design. All of the descriptions and examples contained in the book have been brought in compliance with the last AISC, AISI and AASHTO updates. The content is giving all basic data including the demonstrations of its application. The text of this nice manual intended for use by the practicing engineers is also demonstrating all application of this info. The publication is divided in several chapters compiled using the invaluable contributions provided by the leading experts in steel design.


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Strength and Toughness of Materials
   Materials are considered critically important elements that support different technological areas. The toughness and strength of materials are their basic mechanical characteristics. To realize them, it is imperative to duly clarify the mechanism of fracturing. The content of this title summarizes the results of the research works conducted in the labs forming a foundation of the laboratory principle. It will be useful for the undergraduate and graduate students, practicing materials engineers and researchers. The volume opens with the introductory chapter generalizing the major points of toughness and strength of materials to state the background of the title outline and constitution. The next two chapters provide the information about the fundamental concepts of the fracture mechanics and main theoretical principles of toughness and strength of the materials. There is a separate chapter dedicated to steels covering the solid state transformation, correlations among different characteristics, steel degradation, carburized steel etc. This one is followed by the chapters addressing the ductile cast iron and wrought aluminum alloys including their features at deformation, cast aluminum alloys and metal matrix composites. Remaining chapters cover the inter-metallic compounds, polymeric and ceramic materials...

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Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels

   The present training booklet has been specifically designed by Videotel company with the intention to provide the crew members and all other people dealing with the use of the abrasive wheels with all necessary information and safety precautions to be taken. The book starts with the short introduction followed with the practical tips for the storage and maintenance of subject equipment, and keeping the wheels in good operational and working condition - starting from making the right choice when selecting the wheel and checking the markings on the wheel and manufacturer's code. The next chapter is dedicated to the actual use of the wheels, starting from the preparation of the wheels for work an checking their condition and fitness, through mounting the wheel onto portable and static machines, basic safety matters and equipment used for provision of the safe work, safety precautions to take and safety measures to be implemented and followed to make the work safe, and also main do's and don'ts to be considered when using the portable machines. Then there is a summary of the information provided in the booklet and several question for assessment of your understanding. Appendices contained in the last section of the booklet provide the legislation-related information, useful case studies and further resources to check.

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UNITOR The welding handbook for mariners

   A vessel at open sea fully depends on the professional knowledge, technical skills and also self-reliance of the crew members carrying out required maintenance and repair works. Among the other important technical skills that are considered necessary, we would mention the modern welding techniques. The ultimate purpose of the present training handbook prepared by the specialists of the Unitor Company specifically for the maritime welders was to provide the welders engaged in different ship building and ship repair works with the useful source of practical knowledge covering the right solutions to the specific problems of the welding. The document opens with the quick introduction and guidance to the welding processes. The process of welding and other related thermal processes are using compressed either compressed gas or electricity to get a concentrated heat source melting or burning away steel and other construction materials. All necessary safety precautions are required to be in place and followed in order to avoid any possible accidents relating to the supply of gas/electric power, sparks and fumes etc. In the most countries, the regulations and guidelines relating to the welding and any other hot works together with their applications onboard vessels, are laid down by the authorities.
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Nondestructive Evaluation - Theory, Techniques, and Application

   This nice and comprehensive title is specifically intended to clearly describe the matters relating to the NDE, standing for the non-destructive evaluation, and commonly associated with the real-life applications of the NDE methods, detailing both existing, i.e. conventional plus also the forthcoming techniques of such evaluation. Through the content of his work, the author is instructing readers on the current practices, commonly used techniques and equipment in use, together with the limitations and future potentials of the existing methods of evaluation. Each chapters is detailing a particular NDE method, providing a comprehensive technical overview and clear explanation of the basic physical laws that are governing this method, covering also the inspection techniques. The authors are also discussing some historical background of each of the methods covered. The equations used for calculating have also been dealt with. It is a really perfect source of reference info for people willing to get better understanding of the techniques. The book shall be equally useful for the students and specialists since the information is presented in a very simple and clear language; the authors have managed to prepare an excellent blend of the fundamental and advanced information addressing the most popular non-destructive testing.

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