This book has been intended to serve as a valuable training manual and provides the thorough guidance on the steel to everyone involved in construction, including shipbuilding and repair industry. The readers have already named it a best introduction to steel production.
The book starts with the general information about the steel providing the fundamentals including the steel grades. This chapter is followed by the one devoted to the raw materials used for the iron and steel production, while in the next chapter the process of making steel from the ore is described. The fourth chapter is dealing with the reduction of iron ores while the fifth chapter addresses the steel casting processes.
The remaining part of the manual focuses on the iron and steel castings, forming of the steel, materials and quality management, plant management, applications of the steels and so many other issues. Such coverage of topics has made this manual very popular among the engineers of different industries, i.e. all those using steel or any steel products. Taking into consideration how widely steel is used in shipbuilding and repair, the usefulness and importance of such manual for the shipyard personnel, practicing engineers and students is clearly obvious.
The ship hull fastenings are obviously critically important construction element of any vessel and boat, without which none of them could ever sail. This publication provides in fact the first detailed study of the ships fastenings. The author offers his readers a thorough and fascinating descriptions of a wide range of vessels starting from the ancient sewn plank boats and up to the steam ships and ocean clippers.
Apart from the technical information, the author also provides a good and interesting historical insight telling us about the major innovations and discoveries that accompanied the invention of the new fastenings and changes to the existing methods of securing. He has covered the metallurgy and copper sheathing, all types of rivets, welding, covering both the obsolete and relatively modern techniques, and even managed to address the development of the maritime insurance and underwriting, taking into account that the registries maintained by Lloyd's and other similar entities used to dictate the methods and forms of fastening to be used.
The publication has already proven of value for the professional shipbuilders as well as naval historians and archaeologists - note that the content will also be interesting to the amateur boatbuilders and enthusiasts.
The present training booklet was designed and published to be for used by workmen who are involved in construction of the vessels contracted for by the United States Shipping Board, with the confident expectation that it would be of value to them.
Though published of almost one century ago, it is now classic and still actual source of information as the publication provides good explanation of the material contained in very clear and easy to follow and understand language.
The authors have supplemented the text of the booklet with numerous helpful and informative data diagrams. though originally published so many years and even decades ago, the booklet is still very useful for the newcomers to the shipbuilding industry willing to understand the very basics of it without going too deep into technical details which they may study at the later stages of their professional education.
Even for the general readers, i.e. people well far from the ship construction industry this booklet will for sure be of some interest since it will give them a general idea of shipbuilding. In fact, we would recommend to download the document, get it printed and keep readily available for anyone showing interest.
This is the revised edition of Ship Production featured significantly updated content made fully consistent with the latest technological advances and developments achieved since the first publication of the title. The authors of the book are mainly focusing on the state-of-the-art ship production technology together with its application to the shipbuilding technology.
They are presenting a newly introduced system optimizing the productivity in the shipbuilding industry of today. There are several new chapters included in this release of the book devoted to the basic construction and manufacturing processes, CAD and CAM applications and design. The volume is good for both graduate and under-graduate courses; however, its content will be of practical interest for the shipbuilding specialists, as well. The book opens with the historical overview of the shipbuilding including some interesting statistical data related to the ship production theory and market share.
The main part of the volume addresses the economic theory of the shipbuilding, fabrication processes, conditions of production facilities, design and engineering of ships, ship production planning, its scheduling and control measures, accuracy control and many other relevant topics.
All who are engaged in any marine-related activities the importance of the shipbuilding it is quite obvious and there is no need to use any arguments. And ship construction is a key discipline since properly designed and built vessels provide safety of the people on board.
The present publication is a Bible of shipbuilding of the nineteenth century - just imagine, it was originally published in 1863, i.e. more than hundred and fifty years back. Of course, the modern ship construction and design technology has steeped so much forward since then but the fundamentals remained unchanged since not too many changes have occurred to the basics of the naval architecture and strength of ships.
This is a genuine classics and quite rare publication difficult to find somewhere else. All categories of readers will benefit from spending some time with this volume. The practicing ship builders and naval architects may refresh their knowledge and see what the theory of these disciplines is originating from, while the students of naval architecture and associated subjects will find many topics explained in a very simple language before they proceed to the modern literature and more specific books.
Here is a practical book that will help any person dealing with the insidious corrosion problems commonly caused by sea water. The book constitutes a review containing carefully excerpted and collated data from diverse and difficult-to-locate sources. The technological information to be found here is based on the results of studies conducted by research teams from U.S. Naval Research Labs plus others under the auspices of government agencies.
The first chapter is really an overview and deals with the general aspects concerning the metal corrosion occurring in marine environments, while the second chapter deals with the corrosion at different sea depths and is from Technical Report R834 and the third chapter treats the effects of microorganisms. Material contained in this chapter has been elaborated from the content of three reports - a preprint of a scientific paper entitled "Bio-fouling and Effects of Organic Compounds and Microorganisms on Corrosion Processes", the "Corrosion at 4'500 Ft Depth in Tongue-of-the-Ocean", and the "Influence of Marine Organisms on the Life of Structural Steels in Seawater". The fourth chapter is an annotated bibliography containing meaningful abstracts referring to metal corrosion.
Special techniques are used to close the gap between "manuscript" and "completed book." Technological progress is so rapid that time-honored, conventional typesetting, binding and shipping methods are no longer suitable. We have bypassed the delays in the conventional book publishing cycle and provide the user with an effective and convenient means of reviewing up-to-date information in depth.
Floating dry docks are often referred to as "floaters" - they are engineering structures having enough size, strong construction and displacement as well as sufficient stability to be able to lift vessels from the water using the buoyancy. The floating docks can normally be operated with list and trim to reduce block loading and reduce or, ideally, to eliminate ship stability problems when docking or undocking.
Some shipyards are equipped to transfer vessels to shore from a dock, which enables concurrent work on multiple vessels. The common construction of the docks implies a pontoon and wing walls. The pontoon is considered the major structural component of any FDD, i.e. floating dry dock, that shall be designed to provide due distribution of the concentrated blocking loads from the vessel to the docks deck and ultimately to the uniform buoyant force on the hull.
The pontoon provides the transverse strength for the dock as well as contributing to the longitudinal strength. Additionally, the pontoon must feature sufficient size to be capable of providing enough displacement to lift the ship together with the dock from the water. In short, this is must-have book for all shipyard specialists engaged in docking activities.
Here is one of the best books about the welding - an excellent guide to welding prepared by the AISC experts. The publication contains absolutely all required information about all welding processes, applicable regulations and codes, calculations as well a other important data making it a must-have one for all students and specialists of the steel construction industry.
Nowadays, welding is considered an essential tool which have totally replaced riveting and other methods of joining that used to be in place before. Today it is used everywhere for constructing the box sections and plate girders, connecting the different structural members and for many other application, including shipbuilding, providing the reliable and cost effective connections.
In fact, welding allows nearly endless combinations of plates and shapes to be connected with no need for any mechanical fastening or connection materials. Note that the connections established during the welding process are usually looking neat and satisfy the form follows function criteria. Welding allows joining steels of various thicknesses and strength levels. This all makes welding the most popular method of connecting steel.