The present dictionary was specifically designed and published for a very broad readership. It is intended to be used by the students and professional naval architects as well as by the shipbuilders willing to get and apply a thorough knowledge of the ship hydrodynamics. The book will be also useful to the hydrodynamicists and physicists who want to know how to apply the knowledge they already possess, to the solution of the various practical ship problems.
The terms contained in the dictionary are arranged in the standard alphabetical order for easier use. there are descriptions and definitions provided for the numerous properties of the liquids as well as of the most important physical constants related to the hydrodynamics of the ships. There are seven major sections in the volume.
While the first one is dealing with the general terminology, the other six sections are covering the maneuvering and hydrodynamics, ship hull geometry and seakeeping, ship propulsion and performance. The symbols have been given as per the ITTC list. The information contained in the dictionary will be of great practical use for both students and practicing engineers so we highly recommend this one.