A Manual of Naval Architecture

Author(s) William Henry White
Publisher John Murray
Date 1894/2007
Pages 729
Format pdf
Size 50 Mb







One of the classic and rare books on naval architecture. The original edition of the volume was published back in 1877, the content of that one grew out of series of excellent lectures read at the RNC, i.e. Royal Naval College. The book was prepared and presented in popular language to make the content accessible to the beginners. The mathematics used throughout the book is of simplest character.

The explanations of the terminology and fundamental mechanical properties have been provided. The author of the manual avoided going too deep into theory and such approach allowed the material be understandable to everyone. The book is divided in to several chapters covering literally all important aspects of naval architecture, starting from the displacement and buoyancy of the vessels, tonnage including early and modern measurement systems, relevant tonnage legislation and rules such as Corinthian, American, Suez Canal, Danube and others.

The ship stability is addressed in detail together with oscillation of the hull in still water and among waves. The strains commonly experienced by vessels and methods of observing pitching/rolling motions, strength of the ships and structural arrangements are also covered. Particular attention is paid to the materials used for ship construction including steel, iron and wood, hull resistance, sail and steam propulsion, steering and many other topics.

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