Naval Architecture

08.01.2022
RESISTANCE OF SHIPS AND SCREW PROPULSION

The author of this classical work developed it with the intention to give students a sort of compact yet informative treatise that would cover all the aspects of the ship hull resistance and propulsion and that would contain all necessary formulae, tables and other data for making correct estimates. His efforts eventually resulted in the present title that gained popularity among students of naval architecture.

There are six basic chapters in this volume, starting with the general information about the hull resistance, where the essentials are explained including but not limited to the eddy and skin resistance, Froude’s and Rankine’s methods, phenomena of waves, trochoidal waves, squat and shallow water effects etc. The second chapter deals with the propellers and provides all important definitions and formulae with proper and easily understandable explanations.

After that, the author proceeds with the analysis of the mutual reactions between ship’s hull and propeller, including the thrust deduction; later, the analysis of trials is given together with the average results. Two other chapters of the publication are devoted to the power of ships and design of the ship’s propellers.

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07.01.2022
THE RESISTANCE AND PROPULSION OF SHIPS

The main body of this classic publication is arranged in six chapters. The first chapter is dealing with the ship resistance itself, including the general ideas on that and stream lines with their geometry, one of the deeply immersed planes, skin-resistance, wave-making resistance, Froud’s experiments, increase of the ship’s hull resistance due to the shallow and/or rogue water, the influence that the shoals, banks, currents and slops have on the resistance, and other relevant items.

The second chapter is devoted to the ship propulsion, and here such important matters as propellers and their propulsive actions, hydraulic propulsion, screw turbines/propellers etc. , are covered in detail. The objective of the third chapter is to address reaction between the ship’s hull and the propeller, with due attention paid to the constitution of the wake, analysis of the power that would be required for the propulsion of particular ship, indicated thrust, mean pitch and mean slip, negative apparent ship etc.

The remaining three chapters tell readers about the design of the ship propeller, powering ships and, of course, trial ships. Although released more than a century back, the content of the book retails its relevance today.

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05.01.2022
HANDBOOK OF MARINE CRAFT HYDRODYNAMICS AND MOTION CONTROL

We could all witness the significant progress which took place in the technology of the hydrodynamic modeling and also systems controlling the motion of the marine crafts. The present survey is aimed to include the latest instruments to be used for the design and analysis of the advanced systems of guidance, navigation and also control.

Thor Fossen, the author of this title, has presented lost of valuable materials on both surface and underwater vehicles. Each of the chapters contains the real life case studies and applications providing readers with a very good practical understanding of the design of various control systems.

Among the key features of the present volume we would note a three-part structure that covers the modeling of marine crafts, navigation, guidance and control systems, and finally the appendices - such approach provides all supporting theoretical information in a single volume; we would also mark a coverage of the contemporary methods for the feedback control, numerical methods, and linear/non-linear stability theory, guidance systems, Kalman filtering, navigation systems and so many others. The readers who have already tried this book also mention the matrix mathematics used to build to the comprehensive solutions. In short, one of the best handbooks addressing the subject.

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10.06.2021
REEDS NAVAL ARCHITECTURE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS

The present volume is making one of the parts of the famous Reed’s series of book. The intention of the author is to provide a comprehensive professional coverage of the theoretical knowledge related to the naval architecture the one particularly required by the marine engineers.

The arrangement of the material contained in the book is very helpful to the reader – the author starts with the very elementary information and then step by step goes deeper. Throughout the content of the publication, the main emphasis is placed onto the essential theoretical principles.

The text is supplemented by the numerous illustrations of a very informative character, and such approach makes understanding much easier. We may assure you that all engineers who work systematically with this book will eventually find the time spent on the learning amply fully and adequately repaid since they will have a good understanding of all principles of the naval architecture and be able to apply their knowledge when handling their day to day operations.

The book definitely deserves attention of all marine engineers since the author concentrates on the maters specifically chosen to suit their needs with no excessive information.

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10.06.2021
INTRODUCTION TO NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

A truly timeless textbook on naval architecture providing all interested people, and not necessarily professionals. with a required introduction to this interesting discipline - in fact, the way in which the material has been presented in this book makes it ideal even to the newcomers having limited knowledge of this subject.

Eric Tupper, the author of this brilliant and world popular title, made a remarkable attempt to make a book equally useful to all categories of readers, giving them a very clear yet quite concise introduction. We all understand that the basic characteristics of the design and the way they impact the behavior of the ship at sea are of critical importance to the people.

Of course, the practicing naval engineers must have a very deep and thorough understanding of all technical principles involves; however, the pro's supporting naval architects in design and production of the ships will also need some good grasp of the fundamentals.

Marine engineers should recognize the exact degree to which their everyday working activities are influenced and bounded by the basic principles of naval architecture. The present publication covers the basic of the naval architecture and will therefore present a great practical interest to students and specialists in the fields of ship construction and marine engineering. 

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10.06.2021
THE AERO— AND HYDRODYNAMICS OF KEEL YACHTS

All intended readers will definitely find that the present volume is not a sort of books with glossy images of fabulous and glamorous yachts. It is much more scientific and sober than those titles. The main objective of the compilers of the present training course was to provide all interested readers, and yachtsmen in particular with the racing ambitions with a good technical background of the mechanics of sailing, including both hydro- and aeromechanics.

The original intention of the author of the volume was to present all materials in a way that could be justifiable from his own background, while all efforts have been made to keep the content easily accessible for the people without actual academic schooling. The book starts with a list of used notations and symbols followed by the introductory chapter.

Then the main content of the publication comes arranged in several sections covering the geometry of the sailing yacht and mass properties, basic mechanics and fundamental elements of the fluid mechanics, forces acting above the surface of the water, i.e. aerodynamics, and forces acting under the water, i.e. hydrodynamics, sailing hydrodynamics and aerodynamics, retrospection. Several appendices are there at the end of the volume providing some valuable additional information on mathematical notions, Kelvin ship waves, and other important aspects.

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10.06.2021
CREATING SHAPES IN CIVIL AND NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

The content of this volume is mainly based on the results obtained in the course of the international Workshop which took place in Berlin and dedicated to creating of the shapes in both naval and civil architecture. The authors of the paper are presenting the very final version of the fourteen articles that have been presented at that time together with four relevant appendices.

Subject workshop was intentionally held to lay the certain basics in a comparative study of the history of technical knowledge in two above mentioned disciplines. We know that the naval architecture is treating the conception, design and subsequent realization for the maritime structures. The subject of creating shapes was considered a focal interest point for the comparisons carried out between two above mentioned disciplines due to the important role it plays in development of the objects.

The discussions and presentations that took place during that workshop and then included in this volume in the form of results are following such objectives as collection and documenting of the sources of shape creating-related knowledge, classification of the procedural and practical knowledge, enumeration of the important milestones, placing priorities related to the design and construction of the objects, relevant historical changes, comparison of different styles and methodologies of shape design, terminology, real life case studies etc.

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10.06.2021
SHIP RESISTANCE AND FLOW

One of the most serious problems of contemporary naval architecture is the correct prediction of the resistance of the newly developed designs at the earlier stages of the project. At the time of the ordering of the new vessel, a contract that contains the technical specification is signed between the yard and the future ship owner. Among the most important specifications is the contract speed of the ship, i.e. the speed attained to the particular power consumption during the sea trials carried out straight after the delivery.

Subject trials are supposed to be carried out under the ideal weather conditions. However, in the real life numerous corrections have to be made to the influence of the various environmental factors. In case corrected speed of the vessel appears to be lower than the one specified in the contract, the shipyard will have to pay a penalty to the ship owner, and this penalty will mainly depend on the difference noted between the contract speed and the speed achieved during the trials.

And, should this difference be too large, ship owner may even refuse to accept the newly built ship. This volume covers all aspects of the ship resistance and flow, including the governing equations, resistance decomposition, types and proof of similarity, flow around the ship hull. experimental prediction of the hull resistance and its numerical prediction and others. 

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