Here is the second edition of this book which continues to serve as one of the most complete and comprehensive guides to proper understanding of the ship hydrostatics together with the associated design and performance matters, taking readers from the basic principles to the serious and detailed analysis.

   The practical application of the hydrostatics has been illustrated using the real-life examples and calculations conducted in Excel and MATLAB programs. Apart from the traditional content, this release of the book includes the definitions and also indexes presented in four languages in order to make the material accessible to the international readers.



As always, the book is equipping the naval architects with the required theoretical knowledge and context to get the understanding oh the stability through all stages from design to the construction and use, it is covering the pre-requisite basic theory including the dimensions and geometry of the ship's hull, calculation of moments and numerical integration, and it is outlining a clear approach to the modeling of stability and its analysis my means of the contemporary methods of computation, covering the international recognized standards and applicable regulations governing the stability. An excellent publication which have deservedly gained the world popularity and recognition among both students and specialists.



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The hydrostatic approach applied to the problem of ship stability intends to find a due balance of the idealized weight of the ship and buoyancy forces acting on the hull. The present textbook may be treated as a complete guide book to be used by the students and even professionals willing to get better understanding of the ship hydrostatics in the design and performance of the vessels.

The author of the volume is bringing the readers from the first fundamental principles through both basic and applied theory of hydrostatics and ship stability, and he is also introducing the modern and newly presented mathematical techniques used for hydrostatic modeling and analysis. Numerous real-life examples have been included in the book to show the practical application of the hydrostatics and explain the theory and calculations; they will also help to demonstrate the effects of the shifting weights and displacements of the central gravity on the overall stability of the vessel.



The content of the book addresses all recent developments in naval architecture, for example the Matthieu effect relating to the parametric resonance, influence of the ship lines, effects of nonlinear ship motions on stability, and the international regulations governing the stability of the small vessels with the extensive use contemporary computer techniques...



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When working on the present publication, the main objective of the author was to adapt the contents for the students of naval architecture possessing a very basic knowledge of mathematics, at elementary level. That is the main reason why the book gained so much of popularity and was treated as one of the best volumes for the students of naval architecture who will find here all the information they need to conduct the general calculations, explained using commonly and easily applied rules and formulae.

Every effort was made by the author to get the main problems of stability calculations simplified, and this was done through dividing the all calculations in two groups – the calculations related to the ship hull; form and calculations related to the weight of the ship. In short, we can say that all important aspects have been covered in detail. The information contained in the pages of this classic volume is still valid and useful since it is based on the provisions of the theoretical calculations. It is highly recommended to all naval architects to have a good understanding of the underlying principles of all calculations associated with the ship design including but not limited to the ship stability.

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People have always benefited from the sea and its resources. For thousands of years the sea has serves as the source of food for them. In addition and with the course of time, sea has become one of the ways for transporting goods. Today, the marine transportation is considered a primary means of transportation. There are many different types of ships and offshore structures at sea, including both fixed and mobile installations.

All of them shall be designed and constructed in a way that will provide the safety of the people on board, and this is what the naval architecture is there for. The present publication covers one of the most important aspects, namely hydrostatics and stability of the ships. The content has been written having all readers in mind, including those with relatively limited technical and naval architecture background, and that is why the very basic terminology was used.

When working with this book the readers will get to know how to perform the essential calculations and have better understanding of the essential instruments that are in common use when performing the stability assessment of the ships. The content is very easy to follow and all of the material has been presented in a remarkably systematic way.

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A nice collection of the records that will be of great use for the students of the naval architecture. Even though there are so many modern technologies and calculation software available today, the good understanding of the essential naval architecture techniques is a must have for any future naval architect, ship designed and shipbuilder. The Simpson’s Rules are among the most fundamental ones in the naval architecture.

They are still popular due to their simplicity. They are still in wide use for calculating the area of the figure as well as the volume and geometric centers of the spaces confined within the curve and straight line. As we know, there are three basic Simpson’s Rules and the Trapezoidal Rule. When calculating an area, we first choose the equidistant points along that line and then measure the perpendicular distance from each of those points to the curve.

The straight line is called the axis and the measured distances are ordinates. What we do next is that we multiply the ordinates by the numbers chosen from the Simpson’s Multipliers and get the product – as simple as that! In short, this is one of the most effective and simple methods and any naval architect shall know how to apply it.

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This is a world popular and truly indispensable, one of the best available guidebooks on ship stability. The authors of the book managed to cover, in a single volume, all important stability topics, including but not limited to the buoyancy and flotation of the ship, stability at small and large angles of inclination, longitudinal stability, effects caused by the density of the water, bilging and hull resistance, etc.

There is a separate chapter devoted to the advanced hydrostatics. There is a list of objectives accompanying each of the chapters, located at the beginning. It is followed with the check sheet at the end of each topic – these should be used by the students as a supplemental tool to track the learning process and ensure that the relevant skills have been developed prior to moving to the next one.

There are more than 170 working examples included in the book, each of them is provided with the thoroughly explained solutions so that the students can work through them, building up their knowledge of the topic and developing their skills. Subject examples vary in difficulty and base on a hypothetical vessel – the readers are given extracts from the typical ship data book replicating the data books on board real vessels.

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Another piece of classics here. The old yet useful volume on naval architecture written by the former professor of naval architecture and marine engineering of the MIT, standing for the Massachusetts Institute of technology. The intention of the publication was to provide in a connected and maximum possible consistent manner the theoretical essentials of the naval architecture.

The author tried to stick to this approach, making the presentation of the material more direct and simple, particularly for such topics as the ship stability, ship propulsion, local and overall strength, displacement and many others. First of all, the author gave a clear statement of the computing rules and also included an informative instruction on the mechanical and graphical integration. Then, the text moves to the detailed explanation of the ship displacement and everything related to the stability of the ship, since this is considered one of the most important areas.

All fundamental information and commonly used computational methods have been covered in detail. Going through the contents of the book we can definitely say that the author managed to compile all the basics of the naval architecture in a single volume which would be equally useful to the students of naval architecture and to the practicing shipbuilders and ship designers.

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People use different marine structure including both floating and fixed ones, to perform their duties and carry out associated activities on the water. Of course, all of those structures shall be designed and constructed in many shapes and sized varying from the small-sized canoe and up to the huge supertankers and drilling rigs.

Naval architecture is one of the most important engineering disciplines dealing with the ship design technology. In order to build the floating structures mentioned above, ship builders require properly developed design drawings, plans and calculations, and all of these are normally prepared by the naval architecture professionals, i.e. naval architects. That is why proper knowledge of all principles of naval architecture must be possessed as necessary.

Naval architects work on determining of the shape and size of the vessels they design; then, they estimate the stability and propulsive power of the vessel, calculate the strength of the vessel’s structure. After that, the designer proceeds to the materials to be applied, arrangement of the vessel, machinery and equipment, and other matters, all based on the sound knowledge of the naval architecture without which any design would not be possible.

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