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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The preparation of the content of this third release of the Handbook nearly ten years after the release of the original one, required a full revision of the major portion of the book, not only because of the recent technical developments that occurred in technology and application, but also because of the identification of the critical factors in the protection systems.

The authors has also taken into account the developments in the recognized standards and commonly applicable regulations. The electro-chemical corrosion and associated corrosion protection are based on the same foundation. The scientific basis of the present volume has been formed by the uniform terminology provided in the DIN 219 manual. Our understanding of the problem has been significantly improved thanks to the descriptions of the newly developed systems of protection and questions related to the utilization of the current and potential distribution plus the influence of the high tension.

There are some serious advances in the IR-free potential measurement, data evaluation and intensive measuring techniques. The publication is highly recommended to the people dealing with the prevention of corrosion of the ship hulls, i.e. workers of the ship construction and repair industries who will definitely appreciate the content of the volume.

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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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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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The readers involved in steel design and construction have appreciated the content of this informative title and have found it simply excellent. The publication was worked out by William Segui giving students and professionals all required knowledge that is covering the critical aspects of the steel design process with the particular emphasis made on the design steel members together with their connections.

Segui has designed this book in such manner that would allow the instructors to teach ASD, LRFD (or both), bearing in mind that there is only minor conceptual difference between them. He has made a very good job attempting to simplify the complex topics plus design procedures. This is definitely a best option for the persons who want to study the underlying theoretical principles plus the fundamental mechanics of the steel members.

All complicated topics have been clearly explained and the author made them quite easy to be understood even for the persons without any specific background or professional experience. Talking about clarity, there is no any other textbook that could be comparable to "Steel Design". We do recommend this volume to a broad audience since the explanations of various theoretical topics have been presented in a very accessible manner. The theoretical chapters are supplemented with many examples all of which, in turn, are thoroughly explained.

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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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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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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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