Naval Architecture


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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This is the second edition of one of the best books for the naval architects. The publication is covering literally all aspects of the ship hull resistance and ship propulsion. The content of the first release has been significantly reworked with lot of new information added.

The introductory chapter of the volume provides some historical background, followed with the chapter on the propulsive power, where its basic components are addressed, together with the ship power estimate. After that, the reader will get to know about the essential components making the ship hull resistance, as well as the model-ship extrapolation principle.

The model ship correlation is dealt with in a separate chapter. The restricted depth and breadth of the waterway is discussed in the following chapter, with due attention paid to the ship speed trials and the analysis of the data obtained during the trials. Then, there are chapters coming on the measurement of the components of hull resistance, and wake and thrust deduction.

The remaining parts of the book are dealing with such important aspects as resistance design data and numerical estimation techniques, design of the ship hull form and the powering process itself, propeller analysis and many others.

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This is definitely the best training source for the non-naval architects willing to be a good idea of the subject of naval architecture, but restricted with time and also not possessing enough technical background. The author provides a truly remarkable coverage of topics, all explained in detail and in a very understandable manner.

The essential concepts of the science of naval architecture have been provided, making this volume the best possible companion for all professionals of the maritime shipping industry who do not have any background and experience as naval architects, but having to discuss technical issues with the professional naval architects from time to time.

The content of the volume is mainly covering two basic areas – ship design and analysis. It should be noted that the technical discussions included in this book are actually qualitative and this approach will make it clear to the readers. Among the topics covered there are structural integrity of the ships, their functional capabilities, and powering demands. The book is highly recommended to everyone who needs to get the essential knowledge and understanding of naval architecture in the shortest possible time.

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The present title is intended to cover the existing info gap between the ship hydrodynamics and the science of fluid mechanics. It has been written as a sort of textbook to be used by the students of naval architecture, dealing with the ship hull resistance and ship propulsion areas.

The idea was to connect the essential fluid mechanics training with the practical applications of the hydrodynamics, focusing specifically on the day-to-day practice of designing vessels. The estimates of the ship hull resistance have been explained in detail on the basis of the procedures used in the fluid mechanics; all necessary material has been provided in the sixty chapters of the volume.

The entire range of the applications has been covered with the remarkable depth that would enable easy and comfortable self-study process. The text part of the book is supplemented with the numerous figures and data tables. We would definitely treat the present title as the must-read for all students of naval architecture and ship design, as well as the ocean engineering, considering the number of topics covered by the author. It would also serve as an invaluable training and reference source when preparing for the relevant examinations.

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This is a good collection of the carefully selected works, provided by the recognized experts on the subject of the ship motions. It reflects the results of the efforts of analytical study and experimental research applied to the vessel motion in the rough seas. As a result of the study, the motion anomalies have been revealed upon conducting the model analysis, and these motions had never been notices earlier, based on the standard linearized theory.

There have been so many tests completed with the radio-controlled vessel models, and using the wide array of techniques. In addition to that, the document presents results of the comparisons conducted between the ship motions determined in the course of the experiments, and the predictions made based on the linear strip theory.

Long story short, the content of the present volume will be of practical interest and use to all those willing to study the ship motion in detail and with the emphasis made on the extreme seas and rough weather conditions. Make sure that you go through the pages of the document since it provides wealth of information that is very difficult to find somewhere else, and the live examples worked by the professional researchers.

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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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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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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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