THE GEOMETRY OF SHIPS
|Author(s)||John Letcher, J. Randolph Paulling|
Geometry is the discipline directly dealing with the properties and measurements plus the relationships of the points and their sets. Vessels and other marine structures are really large and usually quite complex objects therefore the final success of their planning and further production mostly depends on proper geometric descriptions of the components they usually consist of, as well as on their positional relationships. Traditionally, a 3D models of representation are utilized, and particularly at different scales and lesser levels of details in comparison to the actual objects. The process of producing real products commonly consumes large quantities of the material, human and time resources which will of course be considered wasted should the final result of this production process be functioning not in a way it was originally supposed to function. This volume covers the most important aspects of the ship geometry, such as the geometric modeling as applied to the marine design, coordinate systems, geometry of curves/surfaces, subdivision surfaces and geometry of solid objects, polygon meshes, definition of the hull surface, weight/displacement, form coefficients of the ship hulls, hydrostatic analysis, capacity and arrangement issues including tonnage, subdivision of the compartments, tank and container capacity, decks and bulkheads as well as superstructures and hull appendages...
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